The locks are part of the rochdale canal which is a trans pennine waterway opened in sections between 1799 and 1804 with several eminent canal engineers involved in the design and construction process including william crosley snr john rennie and william jessop as well as numerous assistants. The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 71 feet and 11 inches long and.
Heritage list entry summary for rochdale canal lock no.
Rochdale canal map locks. For a copy of the full scale map please see the attached pdf 1278603 pdf. Heritage list entry summary for rochdale canal lock 24 gauxholme highest lock. Skip to main content.
Please be advised due to repeated vandalism in the area locks 65 to lock 79 on the rochdale canal is available for passage by prior arrangement only. The rochdale canal is in northern england between manchester and sowerby bridge part of the connected system of the canals of great britain its name refers to the town of rochdale through which it passes. For information on using this template refer to wikipedia route diagram template.
The rochdale canal is a broad canal and is part of the waterways of mainland britain it runs for 32 miles through 91 locks from castlefield junction where it joins the bridgewater canal main line to sowerby bridge junction where it joins the calder and hebble navigation main line. Even the shortest ring circling the rochdale canal and the huddersfield narrow canal has over 180 locks a strenuous 2 weeks boating. This is a route map template for a uk waterway.
The rochdale canal was the first of three pennine crossings to be completed the others being the leeds liverpool canal and the also reopened huddersfield narrow canal. If you are going to hire a boat you will probably hire for 2 weeks to do the the south pennine ring and 3 or 4 weeks for the full pennine ring. Skip to main content.
The rochdale was made just navigable along its entire length which i think was the much better approach but it could really do with a second wave of funding to get it finished. Other restorations are done bit by bit and take lifetimes to open. Heritage list entry summary for rochdale canal lock no.
The large locks can be hard work but the scenery makes the effort well worthwhile. The rochdale is a broad canal because its locks are wide enough to allow vessels of 14 feet 4 3 m width. The canal runs for 32 miles 51 km across the pennines from the bridgewater.
The rochdale is a bit different to other canals as in some ways its not fully restored. For a key to symbols see the waterways legend. For a copy of the full scale map please see the attached pdf 1162311 pdf.
Include the leeds and liverpool and plan for at least 3 weeks.