Saturday 20th July

About Us

This is the personal website of father and son, Brian and Thomas who live in Wigan. It will be used to record our walks along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The site was born on 29th May 2007 shortly after we completed our first part of the journey, the Leigh Branch.

Over time, we will be adding more information as we walk the full 127 miles of the canal.

The entire route will be photographed and our experiences of each part of the journey will be documented.

At the site launch, I am 38 years old and my son is 11. We hope to add more content regularly but can't promise when the walk will be completed, or indeed, if it ever will! Other things do take our time up including watching Wigan Athletic and working on other sites which include: - Our town, Wigan, on the Internet. - Britain's history in old photos and adverts.

Thanks for reading,
Brian and Thomas.


We completed the walk on Saturday, 20th September 2008. Every inch of the canal (around 127 miles) plus the two branch lines making a total distance of around 142 miles. See the photos for more info.

Not content with walking the Leeds Liverpool Canal, we also walked the entire length of the Bridgwater Canal and the Lancaster Canal. These walks can be found on yet another website of ours,

And finally...

I'll leave the site up as a personal reminder of our walk and for future nostalgia. The descriptions and images were correct at the time of publishing (2007-8) but things may have changed since. I hope you still find the content useful, and who knows, I may do the walk again in future?

Should you wish to contact me, my email address is brian[at] - I can't guarantee a reply due to the volume of emails I receive but I will try my best.