Huddersfield Canal Society Needs You!
We need crew to help run the Marsden Shuttle. No previous experience required, just an interest in boats, canals and people! Full training if you’d like to join us. Come to one of our pre-season open days – Monday February 19th or Sunday March 18th. We’ll be shuttling between Tunnel End and Lock 42 (Marsden Station) from 11.00 to 15.00. Hop aboard and have a chat with our friendly crew, or contact the HCS office for more information.
Huddersfield Canal Society volunteers crew the Society’s own boat, the Marsden Shuttle, operating a ‘water taxi’ service between Marsden Station and Tunnel End for visitors to Standedge Visitor Centre. We try to do this every weekend between Easter and the end of October but we need the crew. Commitment is as much or as little as you like – every day we have a Skipper and Crew is a day the Shuttle can operate. Crew just need one day training, but there’s the opportunity to train for the ‘Skippers’ Certificate’ too. It’s not too difficult, and learning to steer and control a boat is great fun. We also meet lots of people who come to admire the scenery, and want to know more about our part of the world. It’s a chance to spend days out on the most scenic stretches of canal in the country, and we have occasional trips further afield when we visit canal-side festivals, often travelling through the longest, highest and deepest tunnel on the canal network.