Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society Welcomes You
The Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people who had the Canal & its heritage at heart and wanted to ensure that knowledge of all aspects of the canal was retained and passed on to future generations.
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is 127¼ miles long making it the longest continuous canal in the country. Construction of the Canal began in 1770, but was not completed until 1816 and today offers a wide variety of leisure activities.
Kennet is a River Class Leeds & Liverpool Canal Short Boat owned and operated by the Canal Society who refurbished it as a floating museum. Built in 1947 to carry cargo along the Canal and it is listed on the Register of National Historic Ships UK.
Bingley to Skipton – Saturday 8th April, 2023
Celebrations in 1773
On Thursday, 8th April 1773, two barges loaded with coal set off from Bingley to Skipton, where the coal was sold at half the price previously charged. They were the first boats to
Time Lapse Video – 1st in a series
During Kennet’s journey from Bingley to Skipton last month, after being open in Shipley and Bingley a time lapse video was taken to give a “captains eye view”.
The Society has a wide cross section of members from all walks of life. This is essential to ensure that the Society can continue to fulfil its role of encouraging knowledge of the Canal’s Heritage alongside its leisure use.
The Society is not alone in pursuing its objectives. It works closely with other organisations which focus on the contemporary and historic relevance of the Canal, including the Canal & River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association.
The development of this site was funded by the Canal and River Trust through their Waterways Charity Appeal Fund.
The refurbishment of Kennet and the Kennet video were made possible by funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.