The Super Slow Way Linear Park

Over the Spring and Summer of 2022 we invited residents to join us on ‘The Super Slow Way’ the 20 mile stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from Blackburn to Pendle.

Over those few months a series of projects and events gave residents living along the canal the opportunity to get involved, try something new and think about how the canal, and the many unused spaces alongside it, could become a great space for us all to use and share.

Whether it was walking, canoeing or watching wildlife, planting a pop-up park, discovering new routes from your home to the canal or experimenting with temporary interactive light installations to make our journeys feel safer, reading on a beautiful library boat or stopping for a brew at a pop-up cafe, together we enjoyed the space and started to shape a vision of what this vital green space could become.

In 2023 and beyond we will continue to work towards this vision in a series of projects along the canal – have a look at our What’s On and Projects pages for more information

Click on the interactive map to find out what’ took place and what is still happening near you!

The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project was funded by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund

Below are some press releases and media covering our Linear Park Pilot Project.

The Guardian – Leeds Liverpool Canal, The New Super Slow Way

Big Issue North – Canalside Regeneration Plan

Lancs Live – Oswaldtwistle Fairy Caves Come Back To Life