Over the top: Walking to Leeds Section 12

The morning after our Leeds Liverpool Canal walk brings us to Barnoldswick we set off from there and begin our walk over the highest point of the canal and into Yorkshire. Though in fact we feel we’ve already left Lancashire, as Barnoldswick was actually in Yorkshire until the 1974 local government reorganisation told it different […]

Through Burnley to Nelson: Walking to Leeds Section 10

The morning after our canal walk into Burnley we’re back here again, on the bus from our base in Barnoldswick. Then round the corner and across a few roads… The legendary Burnley player is 85 now, lives in Burnley and still goes the match. Then, going back onto the canal Sarah notices a clear notice. […]

Arriving at Burnley: Walking to Leeds Section 9

Resuming our complete walk of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, by the end of this walk we’ll be very conscious that we are now walking through the heartland of the industrial history of the north of England. Burnley, as you’ll see from this post and the next one, is a fantastic place that is a privilege […]

Half Way There: Walking to Leeds Section 8

One last day trip from home before we do the rest of our canal walk from stops along the way. (Yes, I know we said last week’s was the last day trip. but we couldn’t resist another.) Early on, our walks all used local public transport to get to and from each walk. But since […]