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Rochdale Canal

from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Rochdale
Type: Bodies of Water
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Manchester
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I walk here often with my children and dog, lovely walks, clean paths, my children feed the ducks and enjoy coming here no matter the weather

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We live locally so often walk along the canal. Linear walks there and back are fine, but it's also easy to get local trains and buses to reach different stretches of the waterway. It's well served with canalside pubs, shops and restaurants in Littleborough, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd so you can use your visit entirely to please yourself from... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

An excellent walk - 32 miles in length, across the Pennines from Sowerby Bridge is Yorkshire to Manchester. Very well restored, although is little used for boating. It provides a good, mainly flat and mainly dry walk through some really pretty scenery, among some impressive relics of the Industrial Revolution - with some very good hostelries en route. Easily accessible... More

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

In July, as a family of 5 seniors, tow of whom had significant previous canal experience, rented a canal boat in Sowerby Bridge, and set forth on what we expected to be fun-filled, albeit hardworking, vacation on the Rochdale Canal. While weather detracted from achieving our goal (The Summit) - being England in summer, rain, even heavy rain, was expected... More

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Clean and easy to use footpath. Lovely views of ever changing scenery between Littleborough and Todmorden, and we could have gone further if we'd had more time, and got the train or bus back if we felt tired. The locks and bridges are numerous and picturesque, the villages, hamlets and little towns all in Lancashire/Yorkshire stone, lots of greenery -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Often walk along the canal with my family..just to get some fresh air and get out of the house..theres some lovely houses you pass..wildlife..or if you want a bike ride its great for that too..plenty of people doin a spot of fishing along the way.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Live near here , the paths are great , smooth and money well spent , great for cycling and walking with some great stops along the way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The canal is nice to walk or cycle along, lots of places to see along the way. Various different eating places to stop at. Passes thru some lovely countryside, worth a look

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Just stopped at the manchester end ( ancoats ) of the canal where all the barges were moored !! Was surprised how much it had changed - places to sit - places to park ( £1 gave me 2 hours ) even had public toilets .. Enjoy !!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Took the dogs for a very pleasant walk along the towpath towards, spent a good couple of hours - there's obviously been a lot of investment made, the area was clean and very attractive, especially as you head north out of Rochdale.

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