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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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Great engineering.

We went here in February this year and the the place was nice but the coffee shop was closed and we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lewis B
Picturesque walk

Lovely walk along the canal starting from Hirst Woods, Saltaire up through to Bingley 5 rise locks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah A
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“lovely walk” (23 reviews)
“lock keeper” (17 reviews)
“lock gates” (11 reviews)
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Bingley, Bradford, England
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"lovely walk"
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"lock keeper"
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"lock gates"
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"feat of engineering"
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"the leeds liverpool canal"
in 21 reviews
"narrow boats"
in 8 reviews
"tow path"
in 10 reviews
"canal side"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 12 reviews
"tea shop"
in 5 reviews
"cakes"
in 11 reviews
"amazing engineering"
in 7 reviews
"industrial history"
in 6 reviews
"watching the boats"
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"sunny day"
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"ice cream"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here in February this year and the the place was nice but the coffee shop was closed and we could not find anywhere to park. In the summer I think it would be a good place to visit!

Thank Lewis B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the canal starting from Hirst Woods, Saltaire up through to Bingley 5 rise locks and stop at the cafe before turning back. Ample car parking at Hirst Woods and easy route, mostly flat mettled pathways, dog and cycle friendly. Around 5 miles...More

Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a beautiful spot just 5 miles out of Bradford. the little cafe there is fantastic at the top of the locks. well worth a visit

Thank Logan K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am leader of the yorkshire walking group and we walk in this area quite often, its beautiful, the locks are in good use so you can normally get to see a barge going up or down. There is a lovely little cafe at the...More

Thank Garethxox
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So amazing and so picturesque highly recommend. Loved it in the summer great walk and views. The kids loved it and assisted with a barge through the locks. So amazing. 🤗

Thank karlclaire c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As kids, we would cycle along the canal up to the locks.... explaining to my kids that in my youth we had no electronics, we played out and found interest outside the home..... weekends consisted of riding down to the locks, as we were close...More

Thank HungaryGiant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a lovely warm day for a stroll as I'm disabled it was lovely just to walk in a really beautiful area it's worth a vist if you live in this area .

Thank kim147
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Nice area for a family walk. Not too far from Bradford itself. Could possibly improve the five rise locks though as its water is never running but other than that a lovley area for abit of fresh air n peace n quiet.

Thank Kat D
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Many years ago a few friends and myself worked through the five rise on a hired narrowboat. It was a daunting experience, both up and down. To lift boats up such a high rise in one flight is a fantastic feat of engineering. Add to...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Watching how the locks work is marvellous a feat of engineering you can spend hours watching the boats go down

Thank billbaggers59
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Deborah W
27 May 2017|
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Response from nina1957748 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no trips through the 5 rise locks never has been,they used to run a water bus from Saltaire to Bingley drops off before the locks,do not think it operates now,only way is as suggested hire boat from Skipton.
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Charlene H
24 June 2016|
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Response from PhotoJackie | Reviewed this property |
If there is a boat in the lock I'd allow an hour. Then if there isn't you can always stop by the cafe for ice cream or hot chocolate depending on the weather. We parked near the lock and walked from there (about 5 minutes... More
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David W
17 February 2015|
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Response from lifeandsoul1 |
Crossflatts railway station has free parking yet gets very busy, it is 5 minutes walk from the canal that takes you to the locks, alternatively there is parking along the roadside near Bingley parish church that takes you... More
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