Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: April 25, 2022
End date: November 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Restrictions Lock 32E to Lock 42E & Lock 24W to Lock 32W & Standedge Tunnel
Starts At: Lock 32 East
Ends At: Lock 24 West

Update on 03/05/2022:

Please be advised, due to the operating times being implemented between Lock 24W and Lock 32W from 9 May, passage through Lock 24W during the dredging works between 16 May and 20 May has been amended and will now be available daily at the following times:

  • 8am – 9am
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • 4pm – 5pm

Please note, this is not an assisted passage. The car park at Wool Road Services will be closed for the duration of these works to allow safe crane operation.

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Monday 9 May 2022 until further notice)

This year, due to restricted water resource available, we are at risk of being unable to keep the Huddersfield Narrow navigation open for the full boating season.

In order to preserve the water resource for as long as possible and for as many people to enjoy, we are introducing some changes.

As of 9th May 2022, passage through Lock 32E to Lock 42E will only be available to those that have a Standedge tunnel booking. Equally, passage through Lock 24W to Lock 32W will only be available for the same reason. A member of the Canal and River Trust team will be required on site to let you through onto this closed section and, where resource is available, we will also provide assistance with navigating through the locks within these closed sections.

Monday: Diggle to Marsden passage only (afternoon)

For customers with a Diggle to Marsden booking for Monday, you will need to ensure that you are in position at Lock 24W by 0800 on Monday morning in order for the team to let you up through the closed section ready for your afternoon tunnel passage.

Once you have passed through Standedge tunnel, you will be required to stay overnight at Standedge/Lock 42E until 0800 the following morning (Tuesday), when the team will let you down through to Lock 32E. 

Wednesday: Marsden to Diggle passage (morning) and Diggle to Marsden passage (afternoon)

For customers with a Marsden to Diggle booking for Wednesday, you will need to ensure that you are in position at Lock 32E by 1300 on Tuesday afternoon in order for the team to let you up through the closed section and be ready in position at Standedge overnight for your tunnel passage the next morning.  Once you have passed through Standedge tunnel, the team will let you down through to Lock 24W the same day.

For customers with a Diggle to Marsden booking for Wednesday, you will need to ensure you are in position at Lock 24W by 0800 Wednesday morning in order for the team to let you up through the closed section for your afternoon tunnel passage. Once you have passed through Standedge tunnel, you will be required to stay overnight at Standedge/Lock 42E until 0800 the following morning (Thursday), when the team will let you down through to Lock 32E. 

Friday: Marsden to Diggle passage only (morning)

For customers with a Marsden to Diggle booking for Friday, you will need to ensure that you are in position at Lock 32E by 1300 on Thursday afternoon in order for the team to let you up through the closed section and be in position at Standedge overnight ready for your tunnel passage the next morning. Once you have passed through Standedge tunnel, the team will let you down through to Lock 24W the same day. 

View the whole notice online at:

:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/22023/huddersfield-narrow-canal-restrictions-lock-32e-to-lock-42e-and-lock-24w-to-lock-32w-and-standedge-tunnel