SD9321 : The Rochdale Canal

taken 14 years ago, near to Walsden, Calderdale, Great Britain

The Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal
Looking north-northwest along the Rochdale Canal between Lightbank Lock and Winterbutlee Lock, south of Walsden.

The Rochdale Canal was completed in 1804 and covers 32 miles with 91 locks between Sowerby Bridge near Halifax and the Castlefield Basin, Manchester. Commercial use of the canal peaked in 1880 at about 50 boats a day but the last loaded barge travelled its full length in 1937 and from then on it fell into disrepair. The canal reopened in 2002 after a few years of refurbishment and is now used almost exclusively for leisure purposes.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 April, 2007
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 936 214 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.3730N 2:5.8762W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 936 213
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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