Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs south-west from the Huddersfield Broad Canal in Huddersfield to the Ashton Canal.  The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is 19.3 miles (31 km) long and has 76 locks. There are no connections to other waterways.

The maximum size of boat that can navigate the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is:
length: 70' 1" (21.34 metres) - Lock 41E (Dirker Lock, Marsden)
beam: 6' 10" (2.1 metres) - Lock 41E
height: 6' 10" (2.1 metres) - Aspley Bridge (Huddersfield)
draught: 2' 11" (0.9 metres) - Lock 41E

Locks 21W and 22W (Uppermill) are unevenly shaped and narrow.

A windlass and handcuff key are required to operate Locks 1W and 2W.
Passage of the summit locks and Standedge Tunnel should be pre-booked with Canal & River Trust.



IWA Branches

Manchester - West side of Standedge Tunnel to the Ashton Canal
West Riding
- East side of Standedge Tunnel to the Huddersfield Broad Canal

Navigation Authority

Canal & River Trust
Head Office
First Floor North
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website