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Salterhebble Locks

Salterhebble Locks

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Salterhebble Locks is a delightful spot for a picnic, or a walk to take in the views and watch boats pass through the locks. Included in the picturesque flight of locks is the electrically powered Salterhebble guillotine lock, one of only three such functional guillotine locks on the network. The junction with the Halifax arm is after Salterhebble Top Lock.

The branch once climbed via 14 locks right into the centre of Halifax, but now it is just 600 yards in length, terminating at the Quay at Exley. A footpath from there now continues, following the line of the original canal into Halifax.

Work on the Calder & Hebble Navigation was begun in 1758, and it was one of the first navigable waterways in the Pennines. Following the opening of the Rochdale Canal, the Calder & Hebble now forms an important link in the South Pennine Ring.

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Salterhebble Locks