From Standedge to Linthwaite

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Lock 42E, Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Another family canal walk but this time on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.  After our Leeds and Liverpool Canal adventures we are now walking (for me, rewalking) some of the other Pennine Canals.  We are currently focussing on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.  Dad parked the car in Marsden, near the railway station, and we joined the canal at Lock 42E.

We did a detour to Standedge Visitors Centre.  My parents had a look round the Visitors Centre while I spoke to one of the "skippers" for my me and my friend's adventure ride through Standedge Tunnel on the following day (I'll be blogging this separately).

Retracing our steps from Standedge to Lock 42E we enjoyed the stretch descending down to the Colne Valley.  We stopped at Slaithwaite for an ice cream at the Lock 22 Cafe.  The artisan ice cream they serve there is lovely and reasonably priced.  We finished at Bridge 40, in Linthwaite, where the road leads to the coverted Titanic Spa Hotel and caught the bus (No. 185) on Manchester Road back to Marsden.  On our arrival there we picked up the car and drove home.

The weather was nice and dry and not too hot and we met some walkers and their lovely dogs enroute.

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Lock 42E, Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Lock 42E, Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Mum and Dad at Lock 42E, Huddersfi…
Mum and Dad at Lock 42E, Huddersf…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards …
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards …
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards …
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards …
Huddersfield Narrow Canal towards…
Standedge Visitors Centre, Hudders…
Standedge Visitors Centre, Hudder…
Standedge Tunnel, Huddersfield Nar…
Standedge Tunnel, Huddersfield Na…
Ascending down the HNC!
Ascending down the HNC!
Lock sponsored by Blue Peter!
Lock sponsored by Blue Peter!
Ascending down the HNC!
Ascending down the HNC!
Ascending down the HNC!
Ascending down the HNC!
Mum and Dad at Lock 33E, Bridge 54…
Mum and Dad at Lock 33E, Bridge 5…
Mum and Dad at Lock 33E, Bridge 54…
Mum and Dad at Lock 33E, Bridge 5…
The building in need of some TLC, …
The building in need of some TLC,…
The building in need of some TLC, …
The building in need of some TLC,…
Ascending down the HNC!
Ascending down the HNC!
Looking down the River Colne, Hudd…
Looking down the River Colne, Hud…
Lock 27E, Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Lock 27E, Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Met some lovely Labradors on our w…
Met some lovely Labradors on our …
Met some lovely Labradors on our w…
Met some lovely Labradors on our …
Part of the family shot!
Part of the family shot!
Guillotine Lock, Lock 24E, Hudders…
Guillotine Lock, Lock 24E, Hudder…
Had some lovely ice cream at Lock …
Had some lovely ice cream at Lock…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Slaithw…
Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Slaith…
Enroute to Colne Valley, near Lint…
Enroute to Colne Valley, near Lin…
Sign for the HNC!
Sign for the HNC!
Titanic Spa Hotel, Linthwaite
Titanic Spa Hotel, Linthwaite
Some lovely waterfalls, River Coln…
Some lovely waterfalls, River Col…
Some lovely waterfalls, River Coln…
Some lovely waterfalls, River Col…
As stated!
As stated!
Marsden
photo by: spidermiss