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15c. Narrow boat canal trip from Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge via Salterhebble

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Tuesday June 12th 2018 * Previous day * Next day

Continuing on the Calder and Hebble Navigation to Sowerby Bridge

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Last view of Brighouse basin before setting off for Salterhebble xyz.

 

Left: Approaching Ganny Lock 18 west of Brighouse centre. Right: Brookfoot Lock 19 and old lock keepers cottage and Bill !

 

Left: Phil working hard at Cromwell Lock No. 20. Right: Crowther Bridge 16, looking smart after restoration (or is it new?)

 

Left Park Nook Lock. Right: The Colliers Arms (good place to call in, mooring available) between Park Nook Lock 21 and Elland Lock 22.

 

The approach to Elland Lock an Elland Lock itself xyz.

 

Left: Elland basin  - Elland wharf moorings, Elland Road Bridge No. 5 in the distance. Right: Swan's nest at the side of Elland Road Bridge!

 

Woodside Mills Lock No. 23 and the canal beyond it xyz.

 

Left: Long Lees Lock No. 24 just beyond the fine multi-arched Manchester to Leeds railway bridge, still in use!

Right: The Stainland Bridge 11 and pedestrian tunnel entrance to the Salterhebble Guillotine Lock xyz

 

The Salterhebble Bottom (Guillotine) Lock 25 as KESTREL moves in.

The first of three Salterhebble locks, all very close together! xyz

 

The Salterhebble Bottom Basin visitor moorings, a very pleasant place to stop xyz.

 

The approach to Salterhebble Middle Lock 26, very leaky! xyz

 

Left: The pound between Salterhebble's Guillotine Lock and Middle Lock. Right: Salterhebble Middle Lock 26

 

View of Salterhebble Top Lock No. 27 from the Bridge with some very interested visitors (Polish Capuchin Franciscan priests!)

 

Left: Wakefield Road Bridge 10 at Salterhebble, you pass under it to access the Halifax Arm xyz.

Right: Here at Salterhebble you turn sharp left for Sowerby Bridge under Copley Viaduct Bridge 11, the railway is 'Trans-Pennine', just like the canal.

 

Another magnificent railway viaduct at ? and working?

 

Views of the Sowerby Bridge Basin, the next overnight stop and the western end of this branch of the Calder & Hebble Navigation.

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

 

The canal by-passing Sowerby Bridge basin.

 

A fine job has been made of restoring and reusing the old warehouses at Sowerby Bridge.

 

 

The KESTREL moored up for the night near the Sowerby Bridge Wharf

 

The sculpture in Sowerby Bridge of 'man and boy' working a canal lock.

Jack of the Locks sculpture of Lock Keeper and young boy by Roger Burnett

 

The lovely cobbled street of Church Bank by the 19th century Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

 

The Kestrel moored up in Sowerby Bridge.

The Cobblestones is good bar and cafe restaurant by the side of the canal.

A very pleasant place to sit out by the canal on a fine day, but from the top floor you have a good 'all weather' view of the canal.

 

 

The Moorings pub, Sowerby Bridge, close to the canal and popular place for a drink.

 

THE NAVIGATION INN is a friendly canalside pub with a good varied menu.

Its quite an old house dating from the 17th century, the canal is right down on the right.

 

Gabriels Coffee Lounge, Sowerby Bridge

 

The River Calder flows through Sowerby Bridge and above it or on its banks are old mills and stone built cottages (for weavers?)

Sowerby Bridge is the eastern start of the Rochdale Canal on which travelled the next day.

 

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