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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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55 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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
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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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