rochdale

Rochdale Group

We are the Rochdale Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This is this first of three walks during which we will complete the length of the Rochdale Canal from Castlefield in Manchester to Sowerby Bridge.  This first walk is Castlefield to Rochdale and is approximately 13.5 miles.

Saturday, 24 February 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
21.7km / 13.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

This is a rare opportunity to walk the full length of the Rochdale Canal towpath from Castlefield Basin to Sowerby Bridge in three parts - a total canal distance of 32 miles.  Those who complete the full distance will receive a 'Certificate of Completion' from NIgel.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 83189 97863
Nearest postcode:
M3 4JP
what3words:
about.zebra.pile
Start time:
10:00 am

Start point is Science & Industry Museum, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4JP Meet Rochdale Railway Station at 9.00 prompt for 9.10 train to Manchester Victoria. Walk from Victoria to Science Museum for 10.00 start.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SD 89901 12616
Nearest postcode:
OL11 1DR
what3words:
copper.themes.dairy
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking