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Rochdale Canal Route Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRochdale Canal Route
Distance : miles (km)13.7  (22.05)
Posted ByN Edwards
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationBlackley White Moss Rd or Victoria Ave East
End LocationRochdale Rd
Cycle Steps
You can start this route at any point along the Rochdale Canal. The route along the Canal is mostly flat with a few lock with steep banks to to climb more so towards Rochdale.

I left the Canal at Stakehill industrial estate and headed towards middlton down Rochdale Rd which is mostly downhill and a short rest break from having climbed the locks.

Head through Middleton and follow Manchester New Rd towards Heaton Park and carry on until the left down Blackley New Road through Blackley Village and onto Rochdale Rd and follow it up towards Victoria Ave.
Your comments?
posted by:bloompRating : difficult :
Nice little route around Heaton Park - not too far from me so had a little recce last night lol.

I did Mytholmroyd to Rochdale last weekend on the canal but didn't realise it went right into Manchester.

Wonder how far into Manchester can you go - it looks like the canal goes underground at Gt Ancoats Street but . . . it also looks like it goes all the way to Goole in the form of Aire & Calder Navigation - how good a day out would that be ? lol

posted by:andy austinRating : difficult :
Great ride really enjoyed it has anyone cycled the rochdale canel to halifax?

posted by:steve gannonRating : difficult :
Thinking of doing this route but have a road bike with 700x25 tyres fitted and im concerned the canal towpath may be a little rough, can anyone advise?

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