Sunday, 14 January 2018

Crossover


This is the point where the Leeds-Liverpool Canal crosses the River Aire on an aqueduct (to the right of my photo). It's just a mile or so out from Saltaire. It's the furthest point of my favourite walk, the point where I leave the canal towpath, slip through a stile in the wall (which you can just see, where walkers have worn a groove in the earth) and clamber down to the riverbank to return home.

4 comments:

  1. It's great to have a decent walk within easy reach of home. No matter how many aqueducts I see it still doesn't seem right for boats to go over bridges!

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  2. I want to see how the canal goes over the river! Just the engineering of it must be amazing. Though perhaps not as picturesque as your walkway.

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  3. Thanks to the enthusiastic Yorkshire promoters this length of the Leeds and Liverpool was the first to be completed in 1776. Limestone was carried in 40-ton horse drawn barges from Skipton quarries to build the rapidly developing industrial town Bradford.

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