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Apperley Bridge to Keighley (105 photos)


We walked from Apperley Bridge to Keighley on Saturday, 23rd August 2008. A distance of about 9½ miles with plenty to take in along the way.

Approaching the canal bridge at Apperley Bridge
Approaching the canal bridge at Apperley Bridge
 Start of our 16th walk
Start of our 16th walk
 Harrogate Road bridge (Bridge 214A)
Harrogate Road bridge (Bridge 214A)
 Harrogate Road bridge (Bridge 214A)
Harrogate Road bridge (Bridge 214A)
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 New canalside apartments
New canalside apartments
Apperley Bridge Marina
Apperley Bridge Marina
 Houses and cannon at Apperley Bridge
Houses and cannon at Apperley Bridge
 Millman swing bridge (Bridge 214)
Millman swing bridge (Bridge 214)
 118¼ miles to Liverpool
118¼ miles to Liverpool
 Millman swing bridge in action
Millman swing bridge in action
A narrowboat passing Millman swing bridge
A narrowboat passing Millman swing bridge
 Dobson 2 locks (No.15-14)
Dobson 2 locks (No.15-14)
 Dobson 2 locks (No.15-14)
Dobson 2 locks (No.15-14)
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 British Waterways maintenance yard
British Waterways maintenance yard
 118 miles to Liverpool, 9¼ miles to Leeds
118 miles to Liverpool, 9¼ miles to Leeds
Into the countryside
Into the countryside
 Bridge not numbered or named
Bridge not numbered or named
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 Under bridge 212A looking at Idle swing bridge (Bridge 212)
Under bridge 212A looking at Idle swing bridge (Bridge 212)
 One of 1,000 mileposts funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland
One of 1,000 mileposts funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland
 Lots of weeds and plant life in the canal
Lots of weeds and plant life in the canal
Strangford swing bridge (Bridge 211B)
Strangford swing bridge (Bridge 211B)
 Two huge pipes traverse the canal
Two huge pipes traverse the canal
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 Field 3 locks (No.18-16)
Field 3 locks (No.18-16)
 Unnamed bridge (Bridge 211A)
Unnamed bridge (Bridge 211A)
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 A narrowboat passes Buck Hill swing bridge
A narrowboat passes Buck Hill swing bridge
Buck Hill swing bridge (Bridge 211)
Buck Hill swing bridge (Bridge 211)
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 116 miles to Liverpool, 11¼ miles to Leeds
116 miles to Liverpool, 11¼ miles to Leeds
 Oddies swing bridge (Bridge 210) and unnamed bridge (Bridge 209A)
Oddies swing bridge (Bridge 210) and unnamed bridge (Bridge 209A)
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 Dead man?
Dead man?
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 Baildon Holmes, near Bingley
Baildon Holmes, near Bingley
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Dock swing bridge (Bridge 209)
Dock swing bridge (Bridge 209)
 Junction bridge (Bridge 208)
Junction bridge (Bridge 208)
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 Junction bridge (Bridge 208)
Junction bridge (Bridge 208)
 On a very old Junction bridge
On a very old Junction bridge
 Approaching Shipley
Approaching Shipley
Gallows footbridge (Bridge 207D)
Gallows footbridge (Bridge 207D)
 We came off at Gallows footbridge for lunch
We came off at Gallows footbridge for lunch
 Back on the canal at Shipley
Back on the canal at Shipley
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 Shipley bridge (Bridge 207C)
Shipley bridge (Bridge 207C)
 Part of a large mural underneath Shipley bridge
Part of a large mural underneath Shipley bridge
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Restored canal buildings at Shipley
Restored canal buildings at Shipley
 Victoria Street bridge (Bridge 207B)
Victoria Street bridge (Bridge 207B)
 Buildings in need of restoration
Buildings in need of restoration
 Ashley Lane visitor moorings
Ashley Lane visitor moorings
 Unnamed bridge (Bridge 207E)
Unnamed bridge (Bridge 207E)
Old canalside housing at Saltaire
Old canalside housing at Saltaire
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 Modern buildings opposite the old houses
Modern buildings opposite the old houses
 Approaching Salt's Mill at Saltaire
Approaching Salt's Mill at Saltaire
 Salt's Mill at Saltaire
Salt's Mill at Saltaire
 Salt's Mill at Saltaire
Salt's Mill at Saltaire
Salt's Mill at Saltaire
Salt's Mill at Saltaire
 Footbridge at Salt's Mill
Footbridge at Salt's Mill
 Saltaire bridge (Bridge 207A)
Saltaire bridge (Bridge 207A)
 A wedding taking place at Saltaire
A wedding taking place at Saltaire
 Local amateur football match
Local amateur football match
Hirst lock (No.19)
Hirst lock (No.19)
 Hirst Mill swing bridge (Bridge 207)
Hirst Mill swing bridge (Bridge 207)
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 An aqueduct over the River Aire
An aqueduct over the River Aire
 Dowley Gap Changeline bridge (Bridge 206)
Dowley Gap Changeline bridge (Bridge 206)
 Dowley Gap 2 locks (No.21-20)
Dowley Gap 2 locks (No.21-20)
Water overflowing the lock gates
Water overflowing the lock gates
 A maintenance boat named 'Wigan'
A maintenance boat named 'Wigan'
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 Scourer bridge (Bridge 205)
Scourer bridge (Bridge 205)
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 Maud bridge (Bridge 204)
Maud bridge (Bridge 204)
 Approaching Bingley alongside a busy main road
Approaching Bingley alongside a busy main road
Dubb bridge (Bridge 203)
Dubb bridge (Bridge 203)
 Property on the canal at Bingley
Property on the canal at Bingley
 Footbridge not numbered or named
Footbridge not numbered or named
 Canalside industry at Bingley
Canalside industry at Bingley
 Canalside industry at Bingley
Canalside industry at Bingley
Park bridge (Bridge 202)
Park bridge (Bridge 202)
 Damart clothing factory in Bingley
Damart clothing factory in Bingley
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 Bingley Three Rise locks (No.24-22)
Bingley Three Rise locks (No.24-22)
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 Boats entering Bingley Three Rise locks
Boats entering Bingley Three Rise locks
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 Steep towpath at Bingley Three Rise locks
Steep towpath at Bingley Three Rise locks
Steep towpath at Bingley Three Rise locks
Steep towpath at Bingley Three Rise locks
 Three Rise Locks swing bridge (Bridge 201)
Three Rise Locks swing bridge (Bridge 201)
 Approaching Bingley Five Rise locks
Approaching Bingley Five Rise locks
 Bingley Five Rise locks (No.29-25)
Bingley Five Rise locks (No.29-25)
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 Start of a testing 60ft ascent of the Bingley Five Rise
Start of a testing 60ft ascent of the Bingley Five Rise
Half-way up and looking down
Half-way up and looking down
 A view from the Bingley Five Rise to show how high the canal is
A view from the Bingley Five Rise to show how high the canal is
 Looking down from the top of the Bingley Five Rise
Looking down from the top of the Bingley Five Rise
 Thomas at the top of the Bingley Five Rise
Thomas at the top of the Bingley Five Rise
 Five Rise Locks swing bridge (Bridge 200)
Five Rise Locks swing bridge (Bridge 200)
A couple of plaques at the top of Bingley Five Rise
A couple of plaques at the top of Bingley Five Rise
 Sign post at the top of Bingley Five Rise
Sign post at the top of Bingley Five Rise
 A cafe at the top of Bingley Five Rise, we called in for a drink
A cafe at the top of Bingley Five Rise, we called in for a drink
 Heading out of Bingley
Heading out of Bingley
 A.B.C. swing footbridge (Fixed open)
A.B.C. swing footbridge (Fixed open)
Micklethwaite swing bridge (Bridge 199)
Micklethwaite swing bridge (Bridge 199)
 Morton swing bridge (Bridge 198A)
Morton swing bridge (Bridge 198A)
 Busy, 3 boats in convoy
Busy, 3 boats in convoy
 High up on the towpath
High up on the towpath
 Swine Lane bridge (Bridge 198)
Swine Lane bridge (Bridge 198)
Unnamed and unnumbered footbridge at Swine Lane
Unnamed and unnumbered footbridge at Swine Lane
 Nice houses on the canal
Nice houses on the canal
 Approaching the end of our walk at Riddlesden
Approaching the end of our walk at Riddlesden
 More nice houses on the canal
More nice houses on the canal
 Granby swing bridge (Bridge 197A)
Granby swing bridge (Bridge 197A)
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The Marquis of Granby pub at Granby swing bridge
The Marquis of Granby pub at Granby swing bridge
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 Houses at Riddlesden, near Keighley
Houses at Riddlesden, near Keighley
 Almost there!
Almost there!
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 Stockbridge swing bridge (Bridge 197)
Stockbridge swing bridge (Bridge 197)
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 Yay! A jubilant (and aching) Thomas is happy
Yay! A jubilant (and aching) Thomas is happy
 
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