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Rochdale Canal

from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge., Rochdale, England
+44 1706 813170
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A walk well worth the effort

A good level walk. There was a good choice of venues at Sowerby Bridge. You will be as quiet as you... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Harry A
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Canal walk

The walkj on the canal from smithybridge to walsden is really lovely. You can always get the train... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Catherine W
Rochdale, 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 13 September 2017

A good level walk. There was a good choice of venues at Sowerby Bridge. You will be as quiet as you want.

Thank Harry A
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The walkj on the canal from smithybridge to walsden is really lovely. You can always get the train back if it proves too much. There is a lovely tea room just after summit called the waterfall.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We hired a canal narrow boat from Hebden Bridge and chugged our way to Sowerby Bridge for Lunch at the local Wetherspoons. Unfortunately the weather was typical summer cold and wet but the scenery was great. Really peaceful trip not too strenuous anf just three...More

Thank Catpickle
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we parked at Littleboro Railway Station then strolled to Todmorden, along the tow path, it took just over 2hrs, had lunch, then jumped on train back! about 6 n half mile....

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Defenetly good day out walking with friends along the canal. Could do with a little, besides this it was perfect

Thank Lordyousaf
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was my first visit to Rochdale town centre to see the opening of the Rochdale Canal in the centre, it is very impressive and a really good addition to the wonderful square which also has the very impressive Town Hall.

Thank June D
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I haven't walked on the canal path for over a year now and thought I'd take my mum..we started at firgrove to walk up to smithybridge..its a lot cleaner in parts but the trees overhanging on the way is a bit annoying the council need...More

Thank aquage
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have walked the Canal tow path from Rochdale to Sowerby Bridge. On the way we saw a side of these towns that is not seen from the main roads. Littleborough, Todmorden, and Hebden Bridge all offer excellent places to refresh ourself on the walk,...More

Thank AlanReeve
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Parts of the canal are very pretty but much runs past old or derelict 19th century industrial sites . very scruffy in places

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 7 December 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
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