Greenfield to Diggle (Round trip)

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Starting our walk

My Dad and I did the five mile round trip from Greenfield to Diggle (via the Standedge Tunnel) on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.  We got a train via Huddersfield to Greenfield and enjoyed coffee in a 1980s like buffet bar while we waited for our connection.  The weather was promising on the Yorkshire side of the moors but after travelling through the Standedge rail tunnel to the Lancashire side the weather wasn't so (the forecast was right!).  On our arrival at the station, the heavens opened so we had to put on our wet gear.  It was like this on an off until we reached Diggle and the tunnel.

I've walked this stretch twice before but still I never get tired of it with the surrounding moors, particularly the Diggle flight of locks, and approaching the tunnel.  Dad enjoyed a rare sighting of a heron and the ducks seem to be enjoying the fast flowing river and getting wet on the waterway.

Rainy Frenches Wharf, Greenfield
  I saw things I didn't notice before such as 'West Riding of Yorkshire' - Saddleworth still consider themselves Yorkshire and not Lancashire and was so until 1974 and the old railway company boundary markers.

We sought dry and warmth at the Diggle Hotel, nestled in the Moors, and I do love this cosy pub which offers bed and breakfast.  The hotel offers access to numerous of trails across the Moors towards Marsden and other places.  I might consider this when I'm fitter.  After our drink we descended down the canal and eventually Greenfield.

Before we caught our train home we had a lovely meal at The Kingfisher.  We were drawn to the 2 in 1 offer on main meals and it was a nice treat.  Despite the rain and wind, we had a great walk and it was nice to be back on the canal and in stunning countryside.  One more stretch before we complete walking the Huddersfield Narrow Canal!

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Starting our walk
Starting our walk
Rainy Frenches Wharf, Greenfield
Rainy Frenches Wharf, Greenfield
Rare siting of a heron, River Tame…
Rare siting of a heron, River Tam…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near Up…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near U…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermi…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Upperm…
West Riding of Yorkshire, Huddersf…
West Riding of Yorkshire, Hudders…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermi…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Upperm…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, between…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, betwee…
Transhipment Warehouse, Huddersfie…
Transhipment Warehouse, Huddersfi…
Transhipment Warehouse, Huddersfie…
Transhipment Warehouse, Huddersfi…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Dobcross
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Dobcross
Diggle Flight of Locks, Huddersfie…
Diggle Flight of Locks, Huddersfi…
Diggle Flight of Locks, Huddersfie…
Diggle Flight of Locks, Huddersfi…
Former Shaws Pallet Factory and D…
Former Shaw's Pallet Factory and …
Former Shaws Pallet Factory and D…
Former Shaw's Pallet Factory and …
Former Wharf Mill, Huddersfield Na…
Former Wharf Mill, Huddersfield N…
Dad at Standedge Tunnel (Diggle Po…
Dad at Standedge Tunnel (Diggle P…
Dad at Standedge Tunnel (Diggle Po…
Dad at Standedge Tunnel (Diggle P…
Sought dryness and warmth at The D…
Sought dryness and warmth at The …
On our way back to Greenfield
On our way back to Greenfield
Former Shaws Pallet Factory and D…
Former Shaw's Pallet Factory and …
I met a CRT worker who was part of…
I met a CRT worker who was part o…
Dad at Lock 23W and the Saddlewort…
Dad at Lock 23W and the Saddlewor…
An old railway company boundary ma…
An old railway company boundary m…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermi…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Upperm…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near Up…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near U…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near Gr…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near G…
Walked finish and ready for some g…
Walked finish and ready for some …
A lovely meal after a lovely walk!
A lovely meal after a lovely walk!
Greenfield
photo by: spidermiss