Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

Scout Narrowboats 

Wakefield District Scouts  

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Routes

Day Routes

From our mooring in Wakefield groups can either head upstream on the Calder & Hebble Navigation and then onto the Rochdale Canal, Huddersfield Broad Canal or Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Or head downstream onto the Aire & Calder Navigation and then onto the Leeds & Liverpool Canal or Selby Canal.

 

There are several different routes which we recommend from short evening trips to longer weekend/week trips. Please scroll down to find out more.

Afternoon/Evening Routes

Weekend Routes & 3 Day Routes 

Stanley Ferry

 

Total: 6 Miles & 2 Locks  

 

3 hours cruising including return trip.

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Broadcut (Navigation Inn)

 

Total: 4 Miles & 4 Locks

 

3 hours crusing including return trip.

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Dewsbury

 

Total: 13 Miles & 12 Locks  

 

7 hours cruising including return trip.

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Castleford

 

Total: 15 Miles & 8 Locks  

 

7 1/2 hours cruising including return trip.

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Brighouse

 

Total: 29 Miles & 32 Locks  

 

1 Weekends Cruise

Leeds

 

Total: 35 Miles & 18 Locks  

 

1 Weekends Cruise

Huddersfield

 

Total: 31 Miles & 42 Locks  

 

1 Weekends Cruise

Sowerby Bridge

 

Total: 41 Miles & 52 Locks

 

3 Days Cruise

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Week Routes

Rochdale Canal Summit (Walsden)

 

Total: 66 Miles & 112 Locks  

 

1 Weeks Cruise

Dewsbury

 

Total: 13 Miles & 12 Locks  

 

7 hours cruising including return trip.

Standedge Tunnel (Marsden)

 

Total: 48 Miles & 126 Locks  

 

1 Weeks Cruise

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Bingley & Skipton

 

Total: 94 Miles & 80 Locks  

 

1 Weeks Cruise

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The recent storms/flooding have caused serious damage to the Figure of Three Locks at Horbury Bridge.  The Canal & River Trust has now closed the canal to boats in this area and travel upstream is only available as far as Horbury Bridge. Therefore all trips, other than evening trips, on our narrowboats can currently only head downstream towards Castleford, Leeds and Ferrybridge.

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West Haddlesey & Selby

 

Total: 52 Miles & 20 Locks  

 

1 Weekends Cruise/ 3 Days Cruise

Whitley & Goole

 

Total: 62 Miles & 20 Locks  

 

1 Weekends Cruise/ 3 Days Cruise

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Rodley

 

Total: 49 Miles & 46 Locks  

 

3 Days Cruise/ 4 Days Cruise

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Stainforth

 

Total: 65 Miles & 24 Locks  

 

3 Days Cruise

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