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Address: from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
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Follow the Canal across the Pennines

We managed to walk the length of the 32 mile Canal in several stages (using our pensioners' bus passes). It's beautiful in places, and steeped in history. It finds a surprisingly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After we had navigated the Huddersfield narrow and broad canals we thought that things had to get better . We spent some time in Sowerby Bridge and set off onto the Rochdale, disaster, there was a problem with lock 6 which meant the canal was closed and we were at lock 5 for 4 days waiting for repairs to be... More 

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manchester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I go to todmorden by bus and walk back to rochdale. You know when you are nearing rochdale, the canal path is littered with dog excrement, I mean it is disgusting. Don't go there for a day out stay in todmorden.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The canal starts at Sowerby Bridge in West Yorks and rises all the way to Summit past Todmorden-then drop through Littleborough,Rochdale and Middleton to Manchester(Dale Street basin).There are 93 lock chambers in total. The scenery is beautiful and the towpath is open to cycles,walkers,dogs and anglers. The fishing is not as good as it used to be prior to reopening... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Walked from Hebden bridge caravan club site in Mythmolroyd into Mythmolroyd then into Hebden bridge. The walk was a little longer than expected,4 year old and little dog struggled on way back. Overall was a lovely walk, make sure you wear wellies if its rained. Shame there wasn't a quaint little pub on route to have a stop at

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We managed to walk the length of the 32 mile Canal in several stages (using our pensioners' bus passes). It's beautiful in places, and steeped in history. It finds a surprisingly attractive way through Rochdale itself - and the other towns along its route are all of considerable interest (especially Hebden Bridge).

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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 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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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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