Canal boat holidays on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Silsden holidays

Silsden Boats are now part of the Anglo Welsh fleet, offering wide beam and narrow boats on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Canal Wharfe, Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley, BD20 0DE

Canal boat holidays on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Experience stunning scenery, the Yorkshire Dales, Pennine Way, industrial history, remote beauty, rugged hills, wooded valleys, mills and moors.

At 127 miles, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is the longest single canal in the country. It crosses the Pennines and links the wide waterways of Yorkshire with those of Lancashire and the River Mersey.

The scenery of this historic waterway varies dramatically. It takes canal boat holiday-makers into the heart of the vibrant centres of Leeds, Liverpool, Wigan and Burnley.  And through awe-inspiring vast areas of open space, including the moorlands at the canal’s summit, and the woodlands of the Aire Valley.

Routes from Silsden

Going west from Silsden, on a short break you can reach Skipton and Gargrave, the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Or cruise east to the Bingley Five Rise Locks and UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire.

On a week away, you can continue west to East Marton, Foulridge Tunnel and Barnoldswick. Or continue east to Leeds.

For more information about destinations on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal click here

To read Stan Cullimore’s review of his wide beam canal boat holiday on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, click here

For further information please consult the Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) Guides indicated above and found here.

Bookings on Silsden Boats carry their own Terms & Conditions, please click here to view them.

Routes: Pennine Circuit
Waterways: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rochdale Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take.

So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it