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15b. Narrow boat canal trip from Dewsbury to Battyeford, Kirklees, Shepley, Brighouse on the Calder & Hebble Navigation

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Continuing on the Calder and Hebble Navigation to Brighouse

Left Savile Town Wharf Marina visitor moorings near Dewsbury to return to the main canal and head west for Shepley Bridge Lock No 11.

Left: Travelling south to the start of the Dewsbury Arm, you then take a very sharp right turn into the Thornhill double locks to proceed west on the Calder & Hebble Navigation canal.

Right: Double Lock Bottom (lower Thornhill Lock, Calder and Hebble Navigation)

 

The pound between the Thornhill double locks and Double Lock Top (upper Thornhill Lock)

 

The magnificent arches of a disused railway bridge (Bridge 35 Railway) just west of the Thornhill Double Locks in a deep secluded cutting.

 

Definitely used railway bridge as a TransPennine express train passes over it near Thornhill Lees and after Forge Lane Bridge.

 

Left: Thornhill Flood Lock

Right: The River Calder weir just after the Thornhill Flood Lock

 

The right turn into Lock 19 Greenwood Lock

 

Greenwood Lock and pleasant countryside beyond.

 

The River Calder weir beyond the Greenwood Lock

 

Battyeford Lock No. 12 (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

 

The basin at Battyeford - toilet + water stop! (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

 

Left: The River Calder weir at Battyeford near Mirfield. Right: Kirklees ?

 

Kirklees Low Lock 14 (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

 

Kirklees Top Lock 15 (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

 

The scenery west beyond Kirklees Top Lock 15.

 

Brighouse Bottom Lock 16 and Brighouse Top Lock 17 (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

 

The pound between Brighouse Bottom Lock and Brighouse Top Lock (centre) (Calder & Hebble Navigation)

The Kestrel

Brighouse Basin visitor moorings, and you can also use the pound as a visitor mooring.

 

A general view of the Brighouse Basin visitor moorings, Brighouse Top Lock and the Brighouse pound.

 

The Brighouse basin on a fine summer's evening, the KESTREL is moored up on the left next to The Boat House pub!

The KESTREL moored up for the night in Brighouse Basin and the bridge into the basin from the west (Calder & Hebble Navigation).

 

The CALDER pub, Brighouse, which has quite an interesting history!

 

Sainsbury's for early morning croissants just across the road and The Barge Pub with Sky Sports and Wifi also nearby

 

Bar, Kitchen and Music, The Boat House pub by the Brighouse canal basin - very handy!

 

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