Standedge available for boating three days a week

Published: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

FOR this year's boating season Standedge Tunnel will be available for passage three days a week.

This will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only, with very limited passages available of two each day, each way, providing staff is available as all boats must be accompanied.

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The passages are only available during the boating season as the tunnel is closed during the winter, that seems a very poor return on the £32millions the restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal cost, especially as it is all too often the subject of stoppages, it not being properly maintained since it was re-opened in 2002.

However boat trips for visitors are available, starting this week-end to coincide with the half term school holidays with a 30 minutes cruise from Friday 15th February Monday 25th February inclusive.

The dates of further boat trips have not been yet announced.