There are now some great images of the River Calder and the Canal which are available at the Copley Valley website. You can see the pictures in the Gallery section.

Approximately two miles of the Calder and Hebble Canal, Sowerby Bridge Marina to Calder and Hebble Lock, Wakefield Road, Halifax (Dean Clough Canal).

Boulderclough, Luddendenfoot

The following lengths are available. Members must use the points of entry as laid down and not take short cuts. The banks are as follows: North Bank – the Left Bank looking downstream; South Bank – Right Bank looking downstream.

Right Bank (South) 25 yards below the weir to fence opposite Tillotsons Home Nurseries.

From the outflow of Luddendenfoot Sewerage Works to the cricket Pavilion Entry: Walton Street to Cricket ground then keep as near the river as possible. Note: No fishing allowed during a cricket match.

From Copley Church to a point near the Railway Viaduct from Greetland. Entry by the way through the wood and around the Church.

From Stainland Road to the first bend in the river.

From the notice board at Hollas Lane New Bridge to the notice at the end boundary fence at the allotments.

Entrance from Hollins Mill Lane over cycle bridge or path from cricket field (south bank)

Midgehole by “Newbridge” car park at Blue Pig Clubhouse, 1 mile both banks. Downstream to Dark Lane bridge, or from Keighley Road, left at Nutclough traffic lights along Foster Lane to Pack Horse bridge. Upstream path parallel to Archery club by side of Dark Lane bridge.

Sat-Nav codes for the waters:

River Calder

Swamp Dam, Boulderclough, Luddenden Foot            N53.71259  W1.94425

Brearley Lane, Mytholmroyd (limit)                                   N53.72909  W1.96402

Dixon Wood / Rose Grove (Hollins Ln cycle bridge)      N53.71187  W1.91937

Sowerby Bridge C.C. / Pulman Steel, Walton St            N53.70969  W1.91636


The canal is the same access point on the following locations, all of which are off Wakefield Road

Canal limit Gasworks Rd (Navigation Pub)                     N53.71037  W1.90000

Mearclough Walker Lane (car park)                                 N53.71003  W1.89569

Standard Wire / Stern Mills (Hollas Lane)                       N53.70578  W1.88466

Copley Church (North Dean Rd)                                       N53.69754  W1.87353

Lower Copley (New sewerage works, Stainland Rd)    N53.69707  W1.85824

Heath R.U.F.C. (Stainland Rd)                                          N53.68970  W1.85238

Canal limit Huddersfield Rd (Watermill Pub)                   N53.70246  W1.85381

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