Calder and Hebble Navigation

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Calder and Hebble Navigation Feb 05, 2017
The Calder and Hebble Navigation is 21.5 miles which runs between Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield. The purpose of the navigation is to connect with the Aire and Calder Navigation. It was originally navigable to Halifax but extended to Sowerby Bridge in 1770. The Navigation links to the Yorkshire and Pennine waterways.

My first time walking on the navigation was from Mirfield to Thornes, near Wakefield. It is an interesting stretch passing through the outskirts of Dewsbury, Horbury and Calder Grove. I stopped in Calder Grove for a drink at the Navigation Inn, a canal-side pub. From there is a slight diversion from the cut to the river via a covered railway bridge. The stretch was nice with nearby lagoons and green space.

As a walker, I'm not a fan of navigations which is usually made up of part-canal and part river. The walking terrain can be challenging particularly with the overgrown and muddy river beds and also the footpath diversions from rivers. This has an impact of the actual miles the walk is and also the time it takes to complete the stretch.

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