Walk: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

in Huddersfield

This wonderful walk starts in the centre of Huddersfield and is full of heritage and history for the industrial revolution. Follow the canal as it makes it’s way up through the Pennines to Standedge tunnel which cuts through the hill side on it’s way to Manchester.

The Route

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Walk Description

Starting in central Huddersfield make sure you take the time to spot the beautiful buildings of a bygone age. The canal is dotted with repurposed warehouse and factory buildings that relied on the canal for supplies and goods. There are excellent narrow locks to safely explore and hopefully see in use for that amazing photo. This is a long distance walk so we suggest you break it up into manageable chunks dependent on your walking ability.

The contrast of the countryside outside of Huddersfield is stark as those industrial buildings give way to the stunning views of the Pennine footholds and the lovely villages such as Slaithwaite. You’ll also be rewarded with a wide range of bird life nestled into the canal’s ecosystem such as plover and curlew. The walk finishes (for Yorkshire) at Standedge tunnel, the deepest canal tunnel in the UK.

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