Walk: Marsden to Standedge Tunnel

in Marsden

A short family friendly walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Standedge Tunnel – one of the seven wonders of the waterways.

Marsden

The Route

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  • Start Point: Station Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH
  • Finish Point: Station Rd, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH
  • Distance: 1 Miles

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Walk Description

Starting at the Old Goods Yards in Marsden, where parking is available. You can join the towpath by Marsden Station and at Lock 42 on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Once on the towpath take the peaceful 15-minute walk along the scenic towpath towards Standedge Tunnel and see if you can spot the resident kingfisher that can often be seen skimming the canal between Lock 42 and the Visitor Centre.

After passing under 2 bridges you will see the Grade II listed, 18th Century former Warehouse, in front of you. Did you know that not only is this now a visitor centre on the ground floor, but you can also get married here in the stunning setting overlooking the canal?*

Continue along the path where you will reach Standedge Tunnel. The tunnel is one of the Seven Wonders of the waterways as it is the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in Britain.

Once you have explored tunnel end, return to the towpath where you can enter the enchanting woodland for you return walk. When it the woodlands lock out of the old sheep pen and the wooden animals hidden amongst the trees. You’ll also be able to see the River Colne.

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