This video is about our continuing journey on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal through to Marsden and the East entrance to Standedge Tunnel.
This video starts at the end of our day of 4th October, we are continuing our journey through lock 3E and onwards to between locks 8E and 9E where we finally found somewhere suitable to moor at around 7pm. We had completed a 8 hour day covering just 5 miles and 13 locks.
On Friday 5th October we left our mooring at 8am and started our cruise up towards Slaithwaite. (pronounced Sloughwit) There was some lovely cruising in this section with some difficult bends and narrow locks. After 5 hours of cruising, 3 miles and 13 locks we moored up just before the sanitary station. The town was a few minutes walk away with a small co op and a larger Aldi.
The following day we left Slaithwaite at around 1030, after having a bit of a lie in as we were feeling quite fatigued after having done an 8 hour day with 11 locks and an 8 hour day with 13 locks.
We had intended to do about 10 locks, leaving the remaining 10 locks for Sunday however once again we didn't find anywhere to moor except for lock landings. Most of the canal bank was concrete and a lot of the tow path was concrete with no mooring rings. We ended up doing the whole of the remaining 21 locks, another 8 hour cruising day and covering just 2.75 miles.
We moored up in Marsden next to the railway station and the next day took a walk down the tow path towards the visitor centre and tunnel entrance. Here we found a nice little cafe an