Weekend Routes

 
Brighouse

 

29 Miles & 32 locks 

 

1 Weekends Cruise. 

 

Head upstream passed Broadcut and Horbury Bridge to Dewsbury. At the junction, bear left and immediately head through Thornhill Double locks. Continue along the canal & river to Shepley Bridge Marina where there are moorings and facilities. Just beyond is Mirfield where there are further moorings. From here continue along the canal & river to Cooper Bridge. At the junction, turn right to remain on the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Follow the river to Kirklees bottom lock and leave the river to rejoin the canal. Just after Kirklees to lock the canal rejoins the river. Approaching Brighouse, leave the river and head through both Brighouse bottom lock and  Brighouse Top lock. Just above the locks is Brighouse Basin where there are moorings and full facilities  A full weekend’s cruise with lots of opportunities to learn how to steer the boat and plenty of locks to operate. 

Thornhill Double Locks

Thornhill Double Locks

Shepley Bridge Marina

Shepley Bridge Marina

Brighouse

Brighouse

Brighouse Basin

Brighouse Basin

 
Huddersfield

 

31 Miles & 42 locks 

 

1 Weekends Cruise

 

Head upstream passed Dewsbury and Mirfield to Cooper Bridge. At the junction, bear left and shortly after turn right to leave the river and join the Huddersfield Broad Canal. Follow the canal through 9 locks as it weaves its wat through the suburbs of Huddersfield. Approaching the centre of Huddersfield there is Turnbridge Lift Bridge which requires a CRT key to operate. Just beyond is Aspley Basin where there are moorings and full facilities. A full weekend’s cruise with lots of opportunities to learn how to steer the boat and plenty of locks to operate.

Turnbridge Lift Bridge

Turnbridge Lift Bridge

Aspley Basin

Aspley Basin

 
Leeds
 

35 Miles & 18 locks 

 

1 Weekends Cruise

 

Head downstream, passed Stanley ferry to Castleford. At the junction, bear left and follow the river Aire to Lemonroyd Lock. Head through the lock to rejoin the canal and just above the lock is Lemonroyd marina.  Follow the canal passed Woodlesford, Stourton & Thwaites Mill to Knostrop Lock. From here, rejoin the river and follow the river to Leeds lock where Immediately after is Leeds Dock. There are moorings in the Dock and access to the Royal Armouries Museum which is well worth a visit if time allows. There is also full facilities located just before the Leeds lock if required. A full weekends cruise but with sufficient time to visit Royal armouries museum. There is also Thwaites mill at Stourton which is worth a visit if time allows. An ideal trip for younger groups and with several electric locks to operate there are plenty opportunities to learn how locks work.

Lemonroyd

Lemonroyd

Woodlesford

Woodlesford

Leeds Dock

Leeds Dock

Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries

 
West Haddlesey & Selby

52 Miles & 20 locks 

 

1 Weekends Cruise / 3 Days

 

From Wakefield head downstream passed Stanley Ferry to Castleford and continue along the canal to Bullholme lock where the canal re-joins the river. Continue along the river, passed Fairburn Ings nature reserve and the former Ferrybridge power station to Ferrybridge. Head through the flood lock to leave the river and follow the canal to Knottingley. At the junction, bear left and immediately 

head through Bank Dole lock to re-join the river. Follow the river to West Haddlesey, along the way there is a small deviation through Beal lock to bypass a weir. Arriving at West Haddlesey, leave the river to join the Selby Canal. Follow the canal to Selby Basin where there are moorings and full facilities. Just beyond Selby basin is Selby lock which leads out onto the tidal River Ouse, at present our boats are not permitted on tidal waters. This route can be completed in a weekend but for groups who want to take breaks and have a visit into Selby should allow 3 full days. An ideal trip for those looking to gain experience in steering the boat and those interested in seeing industrial sites along the canal/river which are not seen when heading upstream.

Knottingley

Knottingley

Bank Dole

Bank Dole

Selby

Selby

West Haddlesey

West Haddlesey

 
Whitley & Goole 

62 Miles & 20 locks 

 

1 Weekends Cruise / 3 Days

 

From Wakefield head downstream to Knottingley, passed Stanley Ferry and Castleford. At the junction. bear right to remain on the Aire and Calder Navigation and follow the canal passed the old Kellingley colliery to Whitley lock where there are moorings and facilities. From here continue along the canal to Pollington Lock. At Sykehouse junction just beyond, continue straight ahead and follow the canal, passed Rawcliffe Bridge to Goole. The visitor moorings and facilities are located between the Yorkshire Waterways Museum and Goole Boathouse. At present our boats are not permitted to enter the tidal estuary. The complete trip to Goole requires 3 full days but for Weekend trips it is possible to reach Whitley or Pollington. An ideal trip for those looking to gain experience in steering the boat and like the Selby Trip also has the opportunity to see some old industrial sites along the canal/river which are not seen when heading upstream.

Whitley

Whitley

Pollington

Pollington

Rawcliffe Bridge

Rawcliffe Bridge

Goole

Goole