The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

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Photo Highlights of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

A virtual cruise along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The history of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Standedge Tunnel

Pedestrian route through Huddersfield

Prince Charles at Tunnel End

Lock gates being fitted in Stalybridge

Official opening and first boats on the restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal

On-line maps showing the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Also on Pennine Waterways:

The Huddersfield Broad Canal

The Rochdale Canal

The Ashton Canal

The Peak Forest Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Macclesfield Canal

See the full list of canals covered by this site

Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Marsden

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs for 20 miles between Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester, UK.

The summit of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is the highest navigable waterway in Britain.

Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is Britain's longest canal tunnel.

The canal has a total of 74 locks. It connects end on with the Ashton Canal and the Huddersfield Broad Canal.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal re-opened to navigation in May 2001.

The site features a Virtual Cruise of the entire Huddersfield Narrow Canal as well as photographs of the restoration work that took place to re-open the canal.

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These related books are available from - follow links for details:

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Two Hundred Years of a Pennine Waterway

by Dave Finnis and Keith Gibson

96 pages including many photos with notes

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Pennine Dreams

by Keith Gibson

Pearson's Canal Companion: Pennine Waters

by Michael Pearson
Rochdale, Leeds and Liverpool, Calder and Hebble and Huddersfield Broad canals. Colour photos and diagrams. Clear descriptions. 2010 edition.

Narrowboat Dreams: A Journey North by England's Waterways

by Steve Haywood

an account of a journey around the Huddersfield and Rochdale Canals when they had recently re-opened

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