Rochdale Canal :: Shared Description

The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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by Gerald England
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SJ8498 : Brownsfield Lock and Brownsfield Mill, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 78 by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, Blue Pits Highest Lock (#51) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SD8911 : Rochdale Canal, Dicken Lane Bridge by David Dixon
SD9926 : Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge by David Dixon
SD8901 : Rochdale Canal and Regent Mill, Failsworth by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Lock in a tunnel by Gerald England
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge 83a by David Dixon
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, Manchester Road Bridge by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SD9927 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge #17 by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8498 : Vantage Quay by Thomas Nugent
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, Castleton by David Dixon
SJ8598 : Rochdale Canal, New Islington by David Dixon
SE0226 : Rafting on the Rochdale Canal by Stephen Craven
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Oxford Street by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SE0523 : End of Rochdale Canal by Jo Turner
SD9113 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Lock 89 (Tibs Lock) by N Chadwick
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, approaching Lock 52 by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Updated: Wed, 16 Jun 2010

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