Woodlesford Lock Walk

in Leeds

A circular walk starting at Woodlesford Lock, heading up the canal and crossing over to the towpath via Fish Pond Lock.

Woodlesford Lock

The Route

  • Start Point: Woodlesford Lock
  • Finish Point: Woodlesford Lock
  • Distance: 1.75 miles

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Walk Description

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Start your walk from Woodlesford Lock (parking is limited, please park responsibly). Turn left out of the car park and follow Bullough Lane that runs alongside the canal. As you are heading up the Aire & Calder Navigation do look out for the Gruffalo hiding in the canal-side garden!

Continue following the path as it becomes more wooded and past the pond where you can often find ducks. You will shortly reach Fish Pond Lock, where you may see a boat passing through the lock.

Cross the canal via the lock, be careful of the step & the bridge is narrow. Once on the other side follow the towpath back down the canal towards Woodlesford Lock.

You’ll be able to admire the boats moored up. Once back at Woodlesford Lock us the lock to cross back to your starting point.

Please make sure, if travelling by car, that you park responsibly as this walk starts in a residential area.

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