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The Weavers' Triangle, Burnley - On the Banks of the Canal

Slater Terrace and Sandygate Bridge in the Weavers' Triangle, on the banks of the canal.

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. A largely unbroken sequence of weaving sheds and spinning mills can be found on the banks of the canal.

The area also contains many other historic buildings - foundries, warehouses, domestic buildings and a school. Of particular interest is Slater Terrace - an unusual row of eleven houses above a canal-side warehouse.

Guided Towpath Walks - 2015

In 2015, there will be guided walks on the banks of the canal in the Weavers' Triangle on:-

Sunday 3rd May
Sunday 13th 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 on the banks of the canal in Burnley
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