Calverley Canal Canter 10km

A 10k canal side run from Apperley Bridge to Rodley and back again.


Elevation gain:63m

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The Calverley Canal Canter 10k passes two mooring points where many of the colour canal boats take some time out from traveling the canal.

This 5k stretch of canal path running takes in a medley of wildlife and the greener landscapes amongst the sandstone brickwork of beautiful Yorkshire villages. And there’s not a car in sight!

Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.

Route Description

Start the route at the picturesque Apperley Bridge Marina and run over the Millman Swing Bridge. You will need to turn right and head east on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.  Stay on this path for the entirety of the run.

The route curves to the north of Calverley with the River Aire never too far away on your left hand side. Once The Tiny Tea Room comes into view at Rodley you’re nearly halfway (a great place for a brew and brief rest bite stop).

After breezing under the A6120 you will arrive at the other boating stop – the Rodley Boat Centre – directly before the Bridge Road canal crossing. At roughly 5 kilometres it’s now time to turn around and head back to Apperley Bridge Marina.

Route Idea

If you want to enhance the canal side run with a little more training this is the place to do so. Challenge yourself to run the second 5k quicker than the first – a negative split with no interruptions!


There’s a couple of canal bridges on this route. Sometimes they can be quite low, so watch your head when you’re running under them. And don’t miss the hazards down below such as cyclists, angling equipment and moored boats.


Apperley Bridge is a village on the edge of Bradford and close to the city of Leeds. Both the main water ways – the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal  pass by this quaint part of Yorkshire.

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The nearest toilet is at the Marina View Coffee shop postcode: BD10 0UR (Google Map Directions) can be found in the Marina at the start of the route.


There is free parking opposite the mariner at the Waterfront Mews, postcode: BD10 0UR (Google Map Directions)

Food and Drink

Bridge Cafe Apperley Bridge is across the Harrogate Road bridge just up from the Marina start. Which makes it an ideal route finisher for some super tasty food and drinks that doesn’t cost the earth.

The Bridge Café, postcode: BD10 0NB (Google Map Directions) is really popular with walkers and runners out on the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Other Running Routes Nearby

Looking for other routes near Calverley Canal Canter 10km? Here are three just around the corner.