Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon – England - Atlas Obscura

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon

The only electricity pylon under whose legs you can go by boat. 


The Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon, or as it is technically known 4ZO251B, is perhaps world’s only electricity pylon under whose legs you can travel by boat.

The pylon is part of 400 kV powerline Stalybridge–Thorpe Marsh circuit and of a 275 kV transformer circuit. Stalybridge substation, which was once part of a power station, is situated close to Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The substation was built while the canal was closed to navigation, and when the canal reopened, the channel was diverted to pass between the pylon’s legs

Know Before You Go

Directions: If driving follow SK15 3BJ and park on street by the Grove Road Depot. Follow the canal towpath 5 minutes towards Stalybridge.

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