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‘250th anniversary celebration of renowned landmark’

Bingley’s Five Rise Locks Celebrates 250 Years of History

Bingley’s iconic Five Rise Locks, a feat of engineering on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, is marking its 250th anniversary with a series of events today (Saturday, March 23rd, 2024).

Referred to as one of the “wonders of the waterways,” the historic site is a testament to the ingenuity of the past. Visitors can expect a day filled with activities to celebrate this milestone, including:

– Witnessing the operation of the “UK’s steepest staircase locks”
– Engaging with lock keeper demonstrations and talks by volunteers
– Enjoying boat trips along the canal
– Participating in guided heritage walks and talks
– Learning about ecology and the environment with talks and a fish tank display
– Bird watching and exploring nature on the Bingley Bog trail
– Trying out paddle sports sessions
– Shopping at a floating market
– Engaging in canal art and craft activities
– Learning bushcraft skills
– Taking part in sketch walks
– Attending demonstrations, handling sessions, and talks from partner organizations
– Trying out Let’s Fish taster sessions
– Taking selfies at the #TopOfTheLocks photo opportunity

This special day is a celebration of the rich history and heritage of the Five Rise Locks, inviting visitors to explore, learn, and enjoy the unique beauty of this historic site.