The canal is a must for canal boaters and should be for paddlers too. See this tour and others like it or plan your own with komoot.
Huddersfield narrow canal pubs cafes.
Huddersfield narrow canal map. The pub s main attraction is a lovely beer garden with fine views of the canal. The huddersfield narrow canal is one of those places you have to paddle if you re into dramatic scenery. Huddersfield narrow canal standedge tunnel loop from mossley is an expert bike ride.
The huddersfield narrow canal short but steep the huddersfield narrow canal rises into glorious pennine moorland with many reservoirs and swathes of national trust land. The summit of the huddersfield narrow canal is the highest navigable waterway in britain. A paddle through the pennines.
The canal has a total of 74 locks. It s an ideal spot for a rest on a fine day. We ve put together a free map and guide to standedge tunnel with useful information for all the family.
Direct routes from manchester and the north west to the waterways of east yorkshire were proposed in the mid 18th century but it was not until 1794 that acts were passed for both the huddersfield narrow canal and the rochdale canal as alternative trans pennine routes to the leeds liverpool canal. Huddersfield narrow canal open street map mobile gps map with location tracking. The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet.
Detailed maps and gps navigation for the bike tour. On the walk stop at the roaches lock inn in mossley for some refreshments. Huddersfield narrow canal standedge tunnel loop from mossley 02 51 h 39 9 km.
Once dubbed the impossible restoration the canal was fully restored to navigation in 2001 as a result of a 5 million millennium project. Huddersfield narrow canal sssi why it s so special the 20 mile long huddersfield narrow canal originally opened in 1811 with 74 locks and uk s longest deepest and highest canal tunnel to allow commercial goods such as wool and cotton to be transported across the pennines. Situated on the huddersfield narrow canal standedge tunnel is the longest deepest and highest canal tunnel to be built in britain and the nearby visitor centre is a great place for a family day out.
It connects end on with the ashton canal and the huddersfield broad canal. The huddersfield narrow canal is an inland waterway in northern england it runs just under 20 miles 32 km from lock 1e at the rear of the university of huddersfield campus near aspley basin in huddersfield to the junction with the ashton canal at whitelands basin in ashton under lyne it crosses the pennines by means of 74 locks and the standedge tunnel. The huddersfield narrow canal re opened to navigation in may.
The huddersfield narrow canal is a narrow canal and is part of the waterways of mainland britain it runs for 23 miles and 7 furlongs through 74 locks from ashton under lyne junction where it joins the ashton canal to aspley basin huddersfield where it joins the huddersfield broad canal. Standedge tunnel on the huddersfield narrow canal is britain s longest canal tunnel. Cutting through the rugged hills of the pennies and weaving through wooded countryside and past historic mills.
Despite a length of less than 20 miles there were numerous engineering.