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Rochdale Canal

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Address: from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
Phone Number: 01706813170
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Great for a stroll or bike ride

The canal still has its ugly bits where people leave dog muck and rubbish lying around and you get the odd grump who either thinks they own the tow path (both fishermen, walkers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Le-Anne B
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky to walk alongside this canal firstly in Todmorden then Hebden Bridge and finally into Mytholmroyd we had glorious sunshine . The walk was peaceful and beautiful . We did meet folks along the way but for the most part it was not busy. You need good walking shoes or trainers and dress appropriately for the weather... More 

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Thank Hortense1957
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal still has its ugly bits where people leave dog muck and rubbish lying around and you get the odd grump who either thinks they own the tow path (both fishermen, walkers, runners and cyclist alike) but if you can look beyond all this its lovely and peaceful in places, lots of wildlife and views to see. its an... More 

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Thank Le-Anne B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one walk that I would repeat, possibly in Autumn when the leaves change. We started at Todmorden (good for coffee and cakes) having arrived by train and then walked the nine miles or so to Rochdale where we picked up the tramway to Manchester. Sandwiches were acquired at Littleborough which is at the canal summit. We crossed from... More 

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Thank John N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

strolling round Todmerdon its a very pretty town lots of flower pots every where on a sunny day looks so nice. caught sight of the canal on the bridge lovley place to sit and relax right next to a pub had a really nice day

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Thank gillw844
Manchester, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I don't live to far from the canal and regularly cycle the path alongside the canal. It has some cobbled areas but for the most part the path is in a decent state for cycling and flat as a pancake bar the occasional lock. The canal offers some wildlife sightings (such as herons, foxes, etc) and plenty of horses and... More 

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Thank daffystjob
Manchester
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

As a angler this part of the canal is pleasurable and very clean. The tow paths are wide and no steps to negotiate. There are large tench carp good roach and eels though I have never caught one. Its free as a Salford anglers member, you just need to join for free via the website. Very picturesque with easy access.... More 

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Thank PhilrManchester
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

In past few years the canal is looking a little more tidier and I took a stroll with my 4 month old along the canal to go up to hollingworth lake..it was a beautiful sunny day..and was quite busy for a Monday afternoon..people on their bikes and groups of friends enjoying the sunshine..

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Thank aquage
Luton, England, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Its 3 days to complete the whole walk. i suggest east to west as its easier to link with train services at Sowerby Bridge, Walsden/Todmorden, Mills Hill and Manchester. Plenty of industrial history and stunning views of the Pennines.

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Beeston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Rochdale Canal must be one of the secrets of the north west. The mills are no longer dark and satanic but blend in to the picturesque landscape. A 3day walk starting from near the Piccadilly Station in Manchester and I have never seen so much wild life. A cyclist in front of me stops dead to watch in wonder... More 

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1 Thank Richard E
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

If you are traveling to Manchester and having a break here, please take the time to look at our countryside. There are many canals in this area, many are still being brought back to how they used to be, but Rochdale Canal has had many years if renovation and us looking perfect. The canal boats moor up along the way... More 

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