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Rochdale Canal

from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
+44 1706 813170
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A lovely walk over the canal

A lovely walk over the canal you can pass through the many barges along the way.You get to meet the... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Jackie R
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Walker's Delight

We were very lucky to walk alongside this canal firstly in Todmorden then Hebden Bridge and finally... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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“tow path” (3 reviews)
“lovely stroll” (2 reviews)
“bike ride” (2 reviews)
from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
+44 1706 813170
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

A lovely walk over the canal you can pass through the many barges along the way.You get to meet the many people who live on the canal boats and mostly they are very friendly and like to chat.Its lovely to see so many canal boats...More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed September 15, 2016

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...More

Thank Hortense1957
Reviewed September 14, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Le-Anne B
Reviewed August 27, 2016

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...More

1  Thank John N
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

Thank gillw844
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...More

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed July 17, 2016

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,...More

Thank PhilrManchester
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...More

Thank aquage
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.

3  Thank Geoff L
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...More

1  Thank Richard E
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