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).
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 Standard Wire 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:
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