14 Day Route - Bugsworth to Salterhebble Aqueduct & Return


14 day route to Salterhebble Aqueduct & back to Bugsworth in a very easy 14 days.

This canal route takes you to Salterhebble Viaduct and returns to Bugsworth in a around 12 and half days allowing you to take time out along the route.

 

 

(Photo - © Copyright Bobby Clegg licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.)

Total mileage 98    
Locks 222    
Moveable Bridges 12    
Small Aqueducts or Underbridges 39    
Tunnels 120   See Notes  1 & 2


Timings based on 7 hours per day
(except for first and final days which are taken as 4 hours each).

This is a trip of 98 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 222 locks from Bugsworth to Bugsworth.

Timings

This will take 83 hours and 51 minutes which is 11 days, 6 hours and 51 minutes at 7 hours per day.

Totals

Total distance is 98 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 222 locks. There are 12 moveable bridges; 39 small aqueducts or underbridges and 12 tunnels (including Hyde Bank Tunnel, Woodley Tunnel, Supermarket Tunnel, Scout Tunnel, Standedge Tunnel [see navigational note 1 below] and Bates Tunnel.

This is made up of 78 miles, 4¾ furlongs of narrow canals; 7 miles of broad canals; 12 miles, 7 furlongs of small rivers; 180 narrow locks; 42 broad locks.

This will take 83 hours, 51 minutes which is 11 days, 6 hours and 51 minutes at 7 hours per day. For initial calculation purposes (before adjusting for such things as overnight stops) this is taken as 12 days of 6 hours and 59 minutes each.

Outward Route

From Bugsworth travel northwest on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) for 6 miles, 6½ furlongs to Marple Junction

Then travel north on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) for 8 miles, ¾ furlongs and 16 locks to Dukinfield Junction

Then travel northeast on the Ashton Canal for 4 furlongs to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction

Then travel northeast on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal for 23 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 74 locks to Aspley Basin (Huddersfield)

Then travel northeast on the Huddersfield Broad Canal for 3 miles, 4 furlongs and 9 locks to Cooper Bridge Junction

Then travel west on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) for 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 12 locks to Salterhebble Aqueduct

You can wind at Salterhebble Bottom Basin Visitor Moorings

Return Route

Then travel east on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) for 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 12 locks to Cooper Bridge Junction

Then travel southwest on the Huddersfield Broad Canal for 3 miles, 4 furlongs and 9 locks to Aspley Basin (Huddersfield)

Then travel southwest on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal for 23 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 74 locks to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction

Then travel southwest on the Ashton Canal for 4 furlongs to Dukinfield Junction

Then travel south on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) for 8 miles, ¾ furlongs and 16 locks to Marple Junction

Then travel southeast on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) for 6 miles, 6½ furlongs to Bugsworth.

This is calculated based on 13 full days travelling starting at Bugsworth.

Overnight stopping places

This is calculated based on 12 full days travelling starting at Bugsworth. Each full day will be approximately 6 hours and 59 minutes travelling.

(Comment from Martin Clark of http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk ,The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is often shallow sided making it difficult to get a boat in to the side. Boaters using these canals may have to accept that some days will be a little longer and some a little shorter in order to stop at suitable places.)

First full day of trip

On the Peak Forest Canal (Lower), at Woodley Tunnel (South end) (a third of the way between Marple Bottom Lock No 1 and Dukinfield Junction). This is 10 miles, 3 furlongs and 16 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 4 moveable bridges; 9 small aqueducts or underbridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Marple Locks and through Hyde Bank Tunnel.

Second full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Egmont Street Bridge No 92 (half way between Ashton-under-Lyne Junction and Standedge Tunnel (West end)). This is 11 miles, 1 furlong and 12 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge; 4 small aqueducts or underbridges and 3 tunnels. You will pass through Woodley Tunnel, through Supermarket Tunnel and through Scout Tunnel.

Third full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Standedge Tunnel (West end). This is 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 20 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 3 small aqueducts or underbridges. You will pass through Standedge Tunnel [see navigational note 1 below].

Fourth full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Lees Mill Bridge (half way between Standedge Tunnel (East end) and Site of former Sellers Tunnel). This is 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 23 locks of narrow canals and will take 7 hours. Today's journey involves 1 small aqueduct or underbridge and 1 tunnel.

Fifth full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Broad Canal, at Fieldhouse Bridge No 10 (a third of the way between Leeds Road Bridge No 13 and Cooper Bridge Junction). This is 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 19 locks of narrow canals, and 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 3 locks of broad canals; a total of 6 miles, ½ furlongs and 22 locks and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge; 2 small aqueducts or underbridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Bates Tunnel.

Sixth full day of trip

On the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line), at Stainland Bridge No 11. This is 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 6 locks of broad canals, and 6 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 11 locks of small rivers; a total of 8 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 17 locks and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. You will pass through Brighouse Locks.

Seventh full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Broad Canal, at Fieldhouse Green Lock No 7 (two thirds of the way between Cooper Bridge Junction and Leeds Road Bridge No 13). (Having turned at Salterhebble Aqueduct).

This is 1 mile, 6¼ furlongs and 6 locks of broad canals, and 6 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 13 locks of small rivers; a total of 8 miles, 2 furlongs and 19 locks and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 small aqueduct or underbridge. You will pass through Brighouse Locks.

Eighth full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Spot Lock No 20E (half way between Site of former Sellers Tunnel and Standedge Tunnel (East end)). This is 4 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 19 locks of narrow canals, and 1 mile, 5¾ furlongs and 3 locks of broad canals; a total of 6 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 22 locks and will take 7 hours. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge; 2 small aqueducts or underbridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Bates Tunnel.

Ninth full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Standedge Tunnel (West end). This is 6 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 23 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 small aqueduct or underbridge and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Standedge Tunnel [see navigational note 1 below].

Tenth full day of trip

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, at Egmont Street Bridge No 92 (two thirds of the way between Standedge Tunnel (West end) and Ashton-under-Lyne Junction). This is 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 20 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 3 small aqueducts or underbridges.

Eleventh full day of trip

On the Peak Forest Canal (Lower), at Woodley Tunnel (South end) (two thirds of the way between Dukinfield Junction and Marple Bottom Lock No 1). This is 11 miles, 1 furlong and 12 locks of narrow canals and will take 6 hours 59 minutes. Today's journey involves 1 moveable bridge; 4 small aqueducts or underbridges and 3 tunnels. You will pass through Scout Tunnel, through Supermarket Tunnel and through Woodley Tunnel.

Last day of trip

On the Peak Forest Canal (Upper), at Bugsworth (end of navigation). This is 10 miles, 3 furlongs and 16 locks of narrow canals and will take 7 hours. Today's journey involves 4 moveable bridges; 9 small aqueducts or underbridges and 1 tunnel. You will pass through Hyde Bank Tunnel and through Marple Locks.

NOTE - 1 – Standedge Tunnel. Passage through Standedge Tunnel is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This must be booked at least 3 days in advance. A copy of the Standedge Tunnel customer Guidelines is available here or on Waterscape or the Standedge website outlining the passage details. Please note that petrol engined boats and boats with fibreglass hulls are not permitted through the tunnel. For further details and to book please contact Manchester and Pennine Customer Service Team on 01782 785703.

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