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Rochdale Canal

PUBLISHED: 13:34 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 12:34 03 July 2013

Rochdale Canal

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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