Bingley 5 Rise Locks
Each winter, sections of canal are closed to allow BW's ongoing maintenance programme to take place. As part of its policy to involve the local community more closely, you are invited to take the opportunity to have a "behind the scenes" look and see at close hand the work involved in replacing gates and other work that has to be carried out and talk with some of BW's experts about their work.
At Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, four sets of gates are being replaced this winter. You are invited to visit the locks on one of two open days - Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, with the last entry to the site being at 3.00 pm.
Parking for the site is at UKAR UK, Croft Road, Bingley, BD16 2UA, a pleasant 20 minute walk from the locks along the towpath. A shuttle bus service will also be provided. Roads near the locks will have parking for residents only.
For more information on this event, please visit the Waterscape website.
At Marsden on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, there will be an open day on Tuesday 24th January, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. This will be at Lock 40e, which is between Marsden Station are Warehouse Hill. Parking is available in Marsden Station car park or limited parking on Warehouse Hill.
Update: This open day has been re-located to Lock 32e, about 10 - 15 minutes' walk down the towpath from Warehouse Hill.
At Diggle on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, there will be an open day on
Update: The date of the Open Day at Lock 31w, Diggle has now been changed to Monday 12th March.
For more information on the events at Marsden and Diggle, please visit the Waterscape website.
Stanley Ferry Workshops, near Wakefield, where the lock gates are made, will be open to the public on Saturday 11th February between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. For more information about the Stanley Ferry open day, please visit the Waterscape website.
Stanley Ferry Workshops