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Rochdale Canal

PUBLISHED: 12:53 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 08:40 01 July 2013

Rochdale Canal

Rochdale Canal

Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale Canal is an outstanding piece of waterways engineering, crossing the Pennines by means of 92 locks in its 32-mile length. Abandoned in 1952 (apart from one mile in Manchester), the canal was restored over a period of almost 30 years and reopened in 2002. Once clear of the northern suburbs of Manchester, the scenery of the central trans-Pennine section and the eastern length in the Calder valley is exceptionally fine.32 miles 91 locksMaximum dimensions: length 74ft, beam 14ft 2in

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