Cooper Bridge Junction. The lock cut to the left leads to Cooper Bridge Lock and Mirfield. The river to the right leads to the first lock of the Huddersfield Broad Canal. Upstream (behind the camera) leads to Brighouse.
The first lock of the Huddersfield Broad Canal is off the river section downstream of Cooper Bridge Junction. The by-wash from the lock emerges on the left. The weir is a short distance downstream to the left.
Cooper Bridge Junction, with the lock cut going off to the left.
A little over half a mile upstream, as another weir is approached, the navigation branches off to the left into the half-mile long Kirklees Cut, entered through Kirklees Lock. On the hillside to the east is what is reputed to be Robin Hood's Grave, in the wooded grounds of the former Kirklees Priory.
Ground paddle at Kirklees Lock. A handspike is required to operate this. Photo: Neil Arlidge.
It can be seen that the ground paddle and both gate paddles at the upstream end of Kirklees Lock all require a handspike. This is one of several locks that cannot be filled without using a handspike. Photo: Neil Arlidge.
Part way along Kirklees Cut is Kirklees Top Lock. Photo: Neil Arlidge.
Kirklees Top Lock, seen here looking back, with Brearley Bridge is the distance.
The M62 motorway crosses over Kirklees Cut by this high viaduct a little west of the Brighouse interchange.
Passing beneath the M62 motorway viaduct. Photo: Neil Arlidge.
The cut passes though Anchor Pit Flood Lock before re-joining the river.
Looking eastwards towards Anchor Pit Flood Lock from the river. The weir is off to the left..