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Getting through Calder & Hebble

Living in Leeds, the Calder & Hebble is an important link for us. We are looking to buy our first narrowboat and I would love to hear from anyone who has actually taken a boat of more than 57' up the Calder & Hebble.

Asked by: Colin Wilks  | 9.15am, Monday 15 September

WW says:

I moor on the Huddersfield Broad Canal- my boat is 60ft! Most of the locks are fine- the Hudds Broad has the tightest locks going- only the locks on the C and H at Salterhebble may you need to lock DOWN stern first. However, you need to be careful of bottom gate walkways being on the "inside" of the lock- it is possible to catch yourselves on the way up!

Also, raising bow and stern fenders may be useful- going down, keeping the stern in the centre of the lock should avoid the cill- and ensure the rudder is pushed over.

For one persons technique of going down the Hudds Broads canal, see www.ginoles.com/howto.html

Hope that helps! The Pennine Waterways website also has more information. www.penninewaterways.co.uk/

Mark Langley  | 2.00PM, Monday 15 September

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