The Calder and Hebble Navigation runs through Brighouse from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge and is 21 miles long. It had 27 locks and a number of flood locks, the waterway is very popular as a leisure route and has never has to close.
As one of the first waterways within the Pennine which was able to be navigated it allowed travellers access from the Aire and Calder Navigation at Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge.
The route gives access to the Aire and Calder Navigation, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Salterhebble, Exley and Brighouse. The route provides waterway connections from Yorkshire to Manchester.
The course enters into the River Calder and in 1804 the route was used by sea barges from Humber to Mersey however this mainly stopped by 1955, apart from transporting coal to Thornhill power station until 1981.
The Route provides views of Brighouse only able to be experienced from the Water and is not to be missed. Enjoy this on your next visit to the area.
Boats with a dimension of 57' 6" length and 14' beam can navigate through the locks and waterway.
For further details of the Water way, boat dimensions, it’s history and specialist equipment recommendations visit the Website.
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