From Linthwaite to Huddersfield

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Start of our walk, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthwaite

We continued our adventures on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal but this time from Linthwaite to Huddersfield.  Dad parked the car near the Titanic Spa Hotel and picked up where we left off.  My parents were fascinated with the abundance of blackberries that were ripe and ready for picking and eating....they had a lot of picked blackberries from other places so they passed and walked on.

We walked through Lowestwood and the Golcar Aqueduct. which crosses the River Colne, where we saw a little waterfall down below.   We approached Milnsbridge, which is a built up area and some of the old buildings have been regenrated including the former Britannia Mills (built in 1861).

Start of our walk, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthwaite
 Locks 9E have been engraved with some thought provoking messages - not sure if its sanctioned piece of art or someone who decided to mark on them as alternative graffii! The messages certainly made us think more! 

We continued on towards the railway viaduct and soon we reached the outskirts of the town centre.  There is a fair bit of regeneration happening in the area including the canal area.  We had to divert at Locks 3E and follow the blue pedestrian signs until we could rejoin the towpath.  The canal goes through the underground Sellers' Tunnel and we met the canal just before Lock 2E.   We reached Lock 1E and this marked the end or beginning of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.  We had some insalubrious company who was hanging by the locks but undeterred we joined the Huddersfield Broad Canal and passing the University campuses and some impressive weeping willow trees we finished at Aspley Basin.

It was a bit of a walk to the bus station and I was begrudged paying an expensive single to Linthwaite as I forgot to bring my metrocard with me on the walk.  We got to Linthwaite OK and to Dad's car for the drive home.  It was a good walk and we're looking forward to walking (for me, rewalking) the remainder of the Canal and also the Broad Canal.

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Start of our walk, Huddersfield Na…
Start of our walk, Huddersfield N…
Start of our walk, Huddersfield Na…
Start of our walk, Huddersfield N…
Titanic Spa Hotel, Linthwaite, Hud…
Titanic Spa Hotel, Linthwaite, Hu…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthwa…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthwa…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Linthw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowestw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowest…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowestw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowest…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowestw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Lowest…
Former Holme Mill, Huddersfield Na…
Former Holme Mill, Huddersfield N…
Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfield Narr…
Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfield Nar…
Below Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfiel…
Below Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfie…
Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfield Narr…
Golcar Aqueduct, Huddersfield Nar…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Can…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Ca…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Can…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Ca…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Can…
Locks 11E, Huddersfield Narrow Ca…
Thought provoking messages on Lock…
Thought provoking messages on Loc…
Thought provoking messages on Lock…
Thought provoking messages on Loc…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Milnsbr…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Milnsb…
A boat going through Locks 8E, Hud…
A boat going through Locks 8E, Hu…
A boat going through Locks 8E, Hud…
A boat going through Locks 8E, Hu…
Britannia Mills, Huddersfield Narr…
Britannia Mills, Huddersfield Nar…
Britannia Mills, Huddersfield Narr…
Britannia Mills, Huddersfield Nar…
Mum and Dad on the HNC!
Mum and Dad on the HNC!
Just one mile to go! Huddersfield …
Just one mile to go! Huddersfield…
The railway viaduct, near Huddersf…
The railway viaduct, near Hudders…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near Hu…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, near H…
The railway viaduct, Huddersfield …
The railway viaduct, Huddersfield…
Mum and Dad on the HNC!
Mum and Dad on the HNC!
Approaching Huddersfield, Huddersf…
Approaching Huddersfield, Hudders…
Approaching Huddersfield, Huddersf…
Approaching Huddersfield, Hudders…
Approaching Huddersfield, Huddersf…
Approaching Huddersfield, Hudders…
Diversions to the towpath, Hudders…
Diversions to the towpath, Hudder…
Former Britannia Mill building, Hu…
Former Britannia Mill building, H…
Diversions to the towpath, Hudders…
Diversions to the towpath, Hudder…
Mum and Dad at Locks 1E, Huddersfi…
Mum and Dad at Locks 1E, Huddersf…
Huddersfield University campuses, …
Huddersfield University campuses,…
Weeping Willow trees, Huddersfield…
Weeping Willow trees, Huddersfiel…
Aspley Basin, Huddersfield Broad C…
Aspley Basin, Huddersfield Broad …
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