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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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Cycle at your own leisure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
daffystjob
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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3 Thank Bernie M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

A walk in the Mills Hill Moston area on this canal finds it being maintained but the amount of litter is horrendous. The locals obviously have no pride in their area. The amount of wildlife is amazing in such an area. A pleasant enough walk but not for a revisit (This stretch at least - other parts are magnificent

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I love walking along the canal with my dog.... it's therapeutic and some very nice pubs with great food on the way

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This canal is great for long walks and for great conversations with fishing men and people on the canal it's self. Lots of great little pubs on route.

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1 Thank Lukey_Loves_Gin
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A beautiful walk and not too strenuous.particularly pleasant on a sunny crisp day. Enjoyed seeing boats going through the locks

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