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Address: from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
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Walk the canal path

Get off the train at Littleborough & walk alongside Rochdale canal.It's been cleaned up so the water is clear & very cold.There are bridges over the canal.The moors roll down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Get off the train at Littleborough & walk alongside Rochdale canal.It's been cleaned up so the water is clear & very cold.There are bridges over the canal.The moors roll down to the path.Canal locks are huge doors & you can see how water spills between them.The canal is deep & dangerous so make sure you are a strong swimmer accompanied... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ride up from Rochdale regularly to the Lake and beyond also travel backthis way rather than the main road. very quiet peaceful relaxing place

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Loved walking my two boxers along this canal. The reason I have only given 3'stars is because the Rochdale area is full of litter along both banks and in areas of the canal it self. Once you get either side (littleborough and North Manchester) the canal,is nice and clean and both bikers and walkers always polite and respectful of us... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

if you like nature and quiet scenic route for cycling then this is best option. I have done from Rochdale to Manchester which was nice experience but best one was from Rochdale to Hollingworth lake with midway rest stop at icecream shop on hollingworth lake.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a bow Calder valley and the south Pennines. Most enjoyable three days walking. Easy access from Leeds to our start point at Sowerby bridge and great scenery right through to outskirts of Manchester. People just like us Leeds folk down to earth and friendly. Will spend more time in the area

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Oldham
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Follow this canal for a great walk which will take you through open countryside and built up areas through Rochdale into the villages take the camera

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Manchester UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I did not think crossing the Pennines was that easy. Great views, from Manchester lock 92 to lock 1. Only 33 miles of moderate walking, however not one for wheelchair users or for people with mobility issues. Some great eating places on route.

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Manchester
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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