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Five Rise Locks.

By Drighlynne
Bingley Five-rise lock staircase is the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It is situated about half a mile north of Bingley Station, about 17 miles north west of Leeds and about 12 miles south east of Skipton. A lock staircase is where the locks open directly from one to another, with the top gate of one forming the bottom gate of the next. This unique 5-rise staircase has a total rise of 60 feet. Only a few hundred yards downstream is another staircase - this time a 3-rise flight, with a fall of 30 feet. The locks are supervised by a lock keeper and are closed at night. The Bingley 5-rise and 3-rise locks opened in 1774.

Thank you to all those who voted and commented on my last upload, ‘Late nightshopper.

Tags: Landscape Canal Gates Water Locks Landscape and travel

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ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
14 Feb 2020 9:07PM
A beautiful photo

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14 Feb 2020 10:52PM
Lovely phone photo with nice motive and colors.
Tips: I feel that the photo could have been rotated a bit counterclockwise.

Arne
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2020 12:47AM
Particularly nice reflections captured in this.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
15 Feb 2020 3:14PM
A great location for photography, quite a few years since I last visited there - 03/07/2005 in fact, when I look back through my digital images 😀 A fine capture here, Lynne 👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2020 9:34PM
Beautiful image full of interest and a good write up...
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