From Cooper Bridge to Huddersfield

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Start of the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Cooper Bridge Junction

My Dad and I walked approximately 4 miles from Cooper Bridge, near Mirfield, to Huddersfield on the Huddersfield Broad Canal.  Mum opted to clean my oven at the flat as she doesn't like walking in mixed weather like it was on that day.

We parked near Cooper Bridge, near Mirfield, and joined the Huddersfield Broad Canal at the junction.  It was originally known as Sir John Ramsden Canal when first built at the end of the 18th Century.  This wide locks waterway runs parellel with the River Colne up the the university in Huddersfield town centre.

We enjoyed the tranquility of the canal and the undisturbed flora and fauna.  Notable sights were the John Smith football and rugby league stadium, the mechanical Turnbridge Loco Lift Bridge and Aspley Basin.  We loved the historic and industrail buildings dotted along the canal which gave us the imagination about its industrial activity that is happening or happened on the canal.

We finsihed the walk at Aspley Basin and nipped in the Apsley Pub for a drink and comfort stop.  We caught the bus (yes, I remembered my bus pass!) back to Cooper Bridge and Dad's car for our journey home.  Next time we will continue our family adventures on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

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Start of the Huddersfield Broad Ca…
Start of the Huddersfield Broad C…
Cooper Bridge
Cooper Bridge
First lock on the Huddersfield Bro…
First lock on the Huddersfield Br…
First Lock on the Huddersfield Bro…
First Lock on the Huddersfield Br…
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
A mileage marker, Huddersfield Bro…
A mileage marker, Huddersfield Br…
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal, Deighton
Huddersfield Broad Canal, Deighton
Huddersfield Broad Canal, Deighton
Huddersfield Broad Canal, Deighton
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
A friend on the cut, Huddersfield …
A friend on the cut, Huddersfield…
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Friends on the Huddersfield Broad …
Friends on the Huddersfield Broad…
Another friend on the cut, Hudders…
Another friend on the cut, Hudder…
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield B…
John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield …
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Industrial activity, Huddersfield …
Industrial activity, Huddersfield…
Industrial activity, Huddersfield …
Industrial activity, Huddersfield…
Approaching the town centre, Hudde…
Approaching the town centre, Hudd…
Approaching the town centre, Hudde…
Approaching the town centre, Hudd…
Approaching the town centre, Hudde…
Approaching the town centre, Hudd…
Approaching the town centre, Hudde…
Approaching the town centre, Hudd…
Approaching the town centre, Hudde…
Approaching the town centre, Hudd…
Turnbridge Loco Lift Bridge, Hudde…
Turnbridge Loco Lift Bridge, Hudd…
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Aspley Marina, Huddersfield Broad …
Aspley Marina, Huddersfield Broad…
Huddersfield Broad Canal. Aspley M…
Huddersfield Broad Canal. Aspley …
Aspley Marina, Huddersfield
Aspley Marina, Huddersfield
The Aspley Pub, for well deserved …
The Aspley Pub, for well deserved…
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