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Calder and Hebble Navigation, Mirfield

My first experience walking on the Calder and Hebble Navigation was starting out at Mirfield.  The original aim was to walk to Wakefield but with overgrown and poorly maintained paths and diversions I ran out of daylight time and didn't reach my destination.

Walking on the canal cuts, in sunshine, via Ravensthorpe, Thornhill and Horbury is pleasant but walking along the river was a challenge with ever eroding footpaths on the river banks.  There was a wild and industrial feel to the river and the smells reminded you of this!  I had to take a diversion at Broad Cut via a railway bridge and called it a day at Thornes Lock.

I decided not to walk along the Dewsbury Arm towards Savile Town - just 100 years or so for photo from the junction.  I made a comfort stop at The Navigation Inn near Broad Cut in Calder Grove.  A pleasant pub and a perfect place for boaters to stop  before venturing onto the River Calder.

At Thornes Lock I finished; had a meal nearby and caught a bus on Denby Dale Road to Wakefield Bus Station for my onward connection home.

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River Calder, near Shelpley Bridge
River Calder, near Shelpley Bridge
River Calder, near Shelpley Bridge
River Calder, near Shelpley Bridge
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Old Inland Waterways Marker, Cald…
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Near Greenwood Lock, Calder and H…
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River Calder near Thornhill Lock
River Calder near Thornhill Lock
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Looking back, Broad Cut Locks, Ca…
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