Monday, 4 May 2020

Calder & Hebble Navigation, Brighouse

The Calder & Hebble Navigation is an inland waterway that runs from Sowerby Bridge to Wakefield , West Yorkshire. The canal was opened in 1770 and combines part river part canal cutting along it's 21.5 mile length. Brighouse is the first section after leaving Sowerby Bridge where the canal changes from a cut section to a river route, just below the picture of the locks the river junction is. The pictures also show part of Brighouse marina which is conveniently situated for boaters to moor up and visit the town centre which is only a short 5 minute walk away.

The pictures total 3 taken on a stretch of the canal just before Brighouse Marina to the rear of Sainsbury's. They were taken on the 4th August 2018 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

The Calder & Hebble Navigation to Brighouse Marina Footbridge
The canal looking east towards the Brighouse Basin Bridge, the back of Sainsbury's is to the left with Millroyd Mill Apartments to the right of the Canal. The basin is just beyond the bridge.

Brighouse Marina
Taken from the basin bridge looking towards the marina and lock no. 17 Brighouse Top Lock which the narrowboat is about to enter. Beyond the lock is Brighouse Lower lock which provides access to the river section of the route.

Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal, Brighouse
Looking west along the canal from Huddersfield Road Bridge, No, 18 of the bridges that cross the canal. The large building to the left of the canal was Sugden's Flour Mill until closure in 1997. The mill is now a climbing centre.

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