Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: July 22, 2022
End date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock
Ends At: Access Point

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am Monday 1 August 2022 until further notice)

Despite restrictions imposed on the 9th May, and the work we have done to manage water supplies carefully, the very low rainfall we have experienced across the region, and hence the diminishing reservoir levels, means we have no option but to close the Huddersfield Narrow Canal as we are unable to provide enough water to accommodate boat movements. The closure will commence on the 1st August.

We will continue to assess water resources and advise on reopening when supplies are sufficient to ensure boat passage.

If you are booked through Standedge tunnel up to and including 27th July, your tunnel passage will be fulfilled. From this date, all other existing Standedge tunnel bookings will be cancelled during the period of the closure. At the point at which we reopen the navigation, we will be contacting anyone with a booking from that date to establish if passage is still required and whether it can be brought forward.