A STRETCH of towpath along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
has been reopened as part of a PS2.9m scheme to boost walking and cycling next to West Yorkshire's canals.
Work on the Rochdale Canal and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
in Saddleworth will begin this month and is scheduled to end in March.
Greater Manchester Police were called at 3.10pm on Saturday following reports a body could be seen in the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
near the Tesco on Trinity Street, Stalybridge, in Tameside.
The tunnel is newly restored as part ofa pounds 30m project to refurbish the 190year-old Huddersfield Narrow Canal
, which lay derelict for 57 years.
The Canal & River Trust is undertaking repair work to the 200-year-old reservoir which supplies millions of litres of water each year to keep the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal
will also close to boats from Monday, between locks 24 West to 1 East (from above Uppermill across to Huddersfield).
"The Huddersfield Narrow Canal
was a key part of the UK's transport network - particularly in its early years of operation, before the rise of the railways.
Waves, based right next to Huddersfield Narrow Canal
in Slaithwaite, is this year's chosen charity for the Sainsbury's store in Market Street in Huddersfield town centre.
The Canal & River Trust is advising people to take extra care when walking along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
and Broad Canal - given the potential for low temperatures, frost, ice and strong winds.
There's also a chance to enjoy boat trips into Standedge Tunnel, which takes the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
deep beneath the Pennines - a perfect activity for a less-than-perfect rainy summer day.
The plant is thought to be Huddersfield Narrow Canal
's only surviving royal fern and was rescued by ecologist Bob Gough in 1992 after the specimen had been discarded during excavations when the canal was undergoing major restoration work.
Regular boat trips into Standedge Tunnel, which takes the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
deep beneath the Pennines, are also on offer, as well as free interactive displays and a chance to learn about the boatmen and women who once carried cargoes on this amazing waterway.