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All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
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10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
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Standedge Visitor Centre, near Marsden, opens for the 2018 season on Monday 19 February with a full week of family fun activities on the banks of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
We're running parent and child yoga sessions, craft activities, an enhanced menu in the café and, of course, a full week of guided boat trips deep under the Pennines into Britain’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel.
Pulse Radio Station will get the new 2018 season off to a rocking start by broadcasting from Standedge all day on Monday. Free interactive displays also provide a chance to learn about the history of the canal and the boatmen and women who once carried cargoes on this amazing trans-Pennine waterway.
Family activities will be run by our Explorers volunteers who are also hoping to recruit more members for the 2018 season.
Katie Hutchinson, our education coordinator said: "Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, on the banks for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, provide a stunning backdrop for some great holiday adventures.
"The activities are suitable for all primary age children and there’s lots to keep mums and dads occupied too. Places don’t need to be booked – just come along on the day for a fun-packed way to learn all about our amazing canals.
"At the moment, we are actively looking to recruit more volunteers to help with our valuable education work with young people. If you have a few hours to spare and would enjoy helping youngsters to explore the delights of our waterway network, we would love to hear from you."
For more information about becoming a Canal & River Trust Explorers volunteer, please email: Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat trips into Standedge Tunnel are available from 12 noon until 4pm every day during half term and then Friday to Monday out of school holidays.
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre
Come and find out more about Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre here.
Pollington Lock gate replacement works enter final phase
22 February 2018
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018