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The Weavers' Triangle, Burnley - About the Area

Slater Terrace and Sandygate Bridge in the Weavers' Triangle.

The Weavers' Triangle is a modern name for an area on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that was once at the heart of Burnley's textile industry.

The name was first used in the 1970s, as interest developed in preserving Burnley's industrial heritage, and refers to the roughly triangular shape of the region.

If you explore the area, you will still find many buildings from the days when the town led the world in the production of cotton cloth. These include weaving sheds, spinning mills, foundries and houses. Of particular interest is Slater Terrace - an unusual row of eleven houses above a canal-side warehouse.

Guided Towpath Walks - 2019

In 2019, there will be guided walks through the Weavers' Triangle on:-

Sunday 21st April

Sunday 22nd September

The walks start at 2.15pm at the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre.

Entry is Free - Donations appreciated

Group Visits

Guided walks can also be arranged at other times as part of a group visit.

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Level access to the towpath. Disabled parking at Burnley Wharf.

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Slater Terrace in the Weavers' Triangle
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