Saturday, August 15, 2020

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Canal cycle for Farsley lads’ cancer fundraiser

A group of Farsley cricketers will cycle 122 miles to raise money for Leeds Cancer Support. Nine lads will...

Pick up a piece of litter next time you’re at Leeds & Liverpool Canal, charity urges

West Leeds residents are being asked to pick up a piece of litter and help stop plastic reaching the ocean via the...

Can anyone unravel the mystery of this vandalised wreck near Kirkstall Bridge?

Does anyone know what's happened to this vandalised boat on the Leeds Liverpool Canal?

Mark’s History: There and back again – a walk between Rodley and Apperley Bridge

You could call this walk ‘There and back again’ as its route takes you from Rodley to Apperley Bridge and back again...

Charity answers critics over canalside environmental work at Armley

A charity has hit back at claims it has damaged a natural habitat in Armley. Both the Canal and...

Mark’s History: Benjamin Gott, pollution and Armley Mills

Calverley today is a suburb of Leeds, just on the border with Bradford - but back in 1762 it would have been...

Mark’s History: Black swans in Rodley

I noticed all the fuss recently about a black swan on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley and wondered why? writes...

10-mile canal plastic clean-up starts in Newlay

An ambitious clean-up of the Leeds-Liverpool canal involving hundreds of people on paddleboards and canoes will start in West Leeds.

Mark’s History: Mystery of the canal bridge markings explained

Bridge 224A on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Armley Mills is a truss bridge that was originally built in 1846 for the Leeds...

Mark’s History: Where to find wartime defences in Bramley and Kirkstall Forge

Wartime defences on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal were mainly located along the length between Wigan and Liverpool, writes Mark Stevenson. Part of the...

Can you help with the Great British Spring Clean in West Leeds this weekend?

There are a number of litter picks being held as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Can you help at any of these...

Bramley Fall Woods: Police seek victim of canal towpath ‘robbery’

Police are appealing for information following a report of a potential robbery in Bramley earlier today (Thursday 4 April). Detectives would like to hear from...