Rochdale Canal
Rochdale Canal
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Arthur Broadbent
Alexandria, Egypt7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Having heard some bad stories about the locks through Manchester we set off early on Sunday morning from Piccadilly Basin where we had a safe and peaceful night, i would recommend this area to stop overnight as there is both towpath accessible mooring or non accessible mooring behind morrisons, there were very few boats around. There were quite a few boats in Islington basin which i am told is also safe.
Anyway we left at 6.30 and were through all nine locks down to the Bridgewater at Castlefields by 10.30, we were the only boat moving, quite a few moored around Castlefields though.
Under the underpassess there were a few drunk / homeless people around but no hassle really. i would not be worried about doing this trip again during the day time
Most of the locks were full on arrival as the overflow on many seems to be over the top of the lock gate, the gates are big and heavy and do take some moving.
Written 26 June 2023
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glennharrold
Scotland, UK5,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Great walk along the canal, castle field basin and out to Salford - weather was great and was a lovely walk, safe and plenty to see and do along the way!
Written 27 December 2022
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Mike
Glossop, UK1,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
There are lots of nice walks to do along the Rochdale canal and because it runs parallel to the railway there are frequently places where you can get a train to return to your starting point. There are also some nice canalside pubs.
Written 16 July 2022
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Keliset
Nottingham, UK409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Loved this canal, it is so well managed for people to enjoy. At Todmorden, volunteers look after a 'food for free' section, where there are planted apple and damson trees, current bushes, cardoons, strawberry plants, plus a good range of herbs, and people can help themselves as they walk by. It is a fantastic place to either while away an afternoon, or use as a shortcut.
Written 25 June 2022
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cath c
Wardle, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Whether cycling or walking the Rochdale canal is lovely walk. I'm afraid when you arrive near the town centre of Rochdale it is not safe to walk or cycle alone.
Written 22 November 2021
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I find the Rochdale basin in Piccadilly quite stunning in an industrial way. The canal is a calming spot in this busy area of Manchester
Written 13 October 2021
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK1,740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Cycled from Littleborough to Hebden Bridge over the canal's summit. Highest broad canal in the country I believe, Huddersfield Narrow is slightly higher. Nice bike ride in the main, if you don't mind riding up and down lock slopes. Oh, and watch out for the occasional canal overflows, they could be tricky.
Written 8 October 2021
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zenu
London2,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
On a recent visit to Manchester we chanced upon the Piccadilly Basin (accessed via public car park!) and discovered it joins up the Rochdale canal. A pleasant, peaceful walk along the canal banks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written 24 August 2021
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glennharrold
Scotland, UK5,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Tranquil walk along the canal and amazing in the summery weather … ducks, geese, cows, sheep and horses as well as iconic canal boats and friendly people along the way!
Written 18 July 2021
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Mohammad
Manchester, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Excellent cycling path on the Rochdale canal. Starting at the National Cycling centre (Etiahd Campus) you can either go north towards Rochdale or South towards Ashton/Bredbury. Having elected to head south on a sunny day the cycle path was excellent. Decent paths all along well lit and taking in some great views of locks, meadow, fields,hills and boats. Mostly very flat with the odd incline on every lock it is a great place to start off cycling as a beginner. Cycled 12 miles to Bredbury and back again in under 3 hrs was well worth the effort.
Written 17 October 2020
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