A selection of photos from a visit to the Salterhebble canal basin a few days ago.
I’ve passed it many times on the drive between where I live and Huddersfield, but never visited. Turns out to be a pleasant place for a fairly secluded walk around by the lock and the mooring place for boats.
I was fascinated by the guillotine-style lock – something else I’d not seen before.
This basin is an offshoot of the Rochdale Canal, which has a total 91 locks between nearby Sowerby Bridge and the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield Basin in Manchester, a distance of 32 miles. The canal system is an amazing feat of engineering with work starting in 1798. One section, passing through Hebden Bridge, is built over the river (a hanging viaduct).
Walking through this tunnel, I felt we might emerge into another place and time.
Altogether, a lovely haven for a quiet walk. Of course, quiet walks are what I aim for these days.
Then it’s back home for more quiet time, mainly reading or listening to audio books while piecing together jigsaw puzzles.
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