OTLEY AND DISTRICT MENS FORUM
Walking the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Mr Pat Clarke
16th February 2012
longest single canal in Britain the Leeds Liverpool
Canal stretches 127 miles from the river Aire
to the Mersey and needs 92 locks to enable boats to navigate the 487ft rise
and fall caused by the Pennines. It passes through some of the most
beautiful country in
the majority of the canal is in Lancashire it was in Yorkshire that it was
conceived by John Longbottom, a
Since 1972 its function has been entirely recreational. Now many boats traverse the canal, some owned purely for recreation, but increasingly commercially owned craft hired out to holiday makers who wish to appreciate the countryside through which it passes.
Canal aficionado John Morgan thanked Pat Clarke for his splendid talk.
next meeting is on Thursday
1st March at 10-00 am in