Marsden lock flight - Lock 42E to Lock 32E

Detail

From Date: 04/04/2023 09:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Opening Times

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Starts at: Lock 42 East

Ends at: Lock 32 East

Updates

26/04/2023 15:05

The Marsden lock flight between L42E and L32E is a challenging section of network and can be prone to water loss from the summit pound of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. In order to maintain the water levels as effectively as possible, we have had to manage the movements of boats through this section.

For all passages up and down the flight, please contact the team on the day before travel, so the team can open up the locks the following day. However, this passage will not be assisted. The lock flight will be opened and 9am and locked up at 3pm on the requested day. Please ensure all passage is done within this time.

If assisted passage is needed, this may be possible on Tuesday or Thursday only. Please use the booking online if this is required : https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/go-boating/planning-your-boat-route/booking-your-passage-online.

We have a number of volunteers who may be available to provide assisted passage up and down the Marsden flight to coincide with your requirements. Please do enquire about availability when making your arrangements for passage. 

Should you require further information, or to book passage through Standedge Tunnel, please call our Customer Services team on 0303 040 4040. 

Description

The Marsden lock flight between L42E and L32E is prone to user error and is a significant source of water loss from the summit pound of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. 

To prevent unintended water loss the lock flight will be kept locked up, being opened on Tuesday's and Thursday's for free passage to coincide with bookings for passage through Standedge Tunnel. 

Passage on alternative week days up and down the Marsden flight may be possible with prior notice, and we request that you enquire about alternative passage arrangements at the time of booking your transit through the tunnel. 

We have a number of volunteers who may be available to provide assisted passage up and down the Marsden flight to coincide with your requirements. Please do enquire about availability when making your arrangements for passage. 

Should you require further information, or to book passage through Standedge Tunnel, please call our Customer Services team on 0303 040 4040.