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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SD8809 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge 65b by David Dixon
SD8901 : Regent Mill, Failsworth by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly Basin by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Railway Bridge over the Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal, The Duke's Lock by David Dixon
SD8809 : Rochdale Canal Lock#53 (Blue Pits New Lock) by David Dixon
SD9012 : Rochdale Canal; Oldham Road Bridge by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Tib Lock by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#82 by David Dixon
SD8901 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge #78c at Failsworth by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#87 by David Dixon
SJ8599 : Victoria Mill, Miles Platting by David Dixon
SD9726 : Canal boat on the Rochdale Canal near Charlestown by John Glasby
SD9625 : Rochdale Canal by Jo Turner
SD8809 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 53 at Trub by David Dixon
SD9926 : Rochdale Canal, Mayroyd by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal  under Piccadilly by Gerald England
SD9927 : Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge by David Dixon
SE0026 : Rochdale Canal, Mytholmroyd by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Ashton Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8498 : Piccadilly Basin by Thomas Nugent
SJ8498 : Piccadilly canal tunnel by Gerald England
SD8903 : Gone Fishing! by Peter McDermott
SD9012 : Crossfield Mill by David Dixon

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

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