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Access at Standedge Tunnel

We’re always working to improve our places to visit, including Standedge Tunnel, so that everyone can enjoy them and have the best possible experience.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath walk

Standedge Tunnel is at the end of the towpath running from the train station. This may be slippery in wet or icy weather.


Our official car park is at Marsden train station - a 15 minute towpath walk to us.

We have four dedicated disabled parking spaces, and the Watersedge Cafe has ramped access.

Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users

Standedge Tunnel is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The boat trip into the tunnel is accessible for wheelchair users from the canal side. However, there is only room for one wheelchairs on each trip.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

Assistance animals are welcome in cafe and usually on-board the boat trip.

Blind and partially-sighted visitors

Guide and assistance animals are welcome.

Disabled toilets

The Watersedge has a disabled toilet.

Future plans

We're always reviewing Standedge Tunnel accessibility for all and are working to improve everyone's experience. If you find something we've missed, please let us know.

Please ask us if you need any help.

Last Edited: 12 February 2024

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