FAMILY ROUTE – ROCHDALE CANAL

From / To Chain Bridge at Calder & Hebble Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge to Smithy Bridge south of Littleborough (canal actually continues off the map to pass through Rochdale and Manchester, to join the Bridgewater Canal in the Castlefields area of Manchester).
Length 32.5 miles / 52.5km return
Surface Generally good quality canal towpath – some section upgraded in recent years on the Calderdale section, between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.

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