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Wakefield District Scouts  

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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Works to repair the storm damage to the Figure of Three locks is progressing well and Canal & River Trust are hoping to have the locks available for assisted passage from Easter. This will allow groups to travel upstream towards Huddersfield and Brighouse.

 

Please also note there has been a breach on the Aire & Calder Navigation at West Cowick. From the 12th April restricted passage will be available between Whitley Lock, Pollington Lock and Sykehouse Lock but passage must be booked in advance. Full details on CRT website.

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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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Doncaster & Sheffield

 

Total: 116 Miles & 70 Locks  

 

1 Weeks Cruise

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