Archive for June, 2010

Towing through time

The horse draw canal boat returns to the Rochdale Canal again this year to celebrate the 4th Rochdale Canal Festival.  The horseboat journey will bring the canal history to life as it travels between Castlefield Basin in Manchester City Centre and Hebden Bridge in Calderdale.

All are welcome to come and see the horseboat as it makes it’s journey stopping at various venues along the way.

Wednesday 21st July Castlefield Basin to Dale Street / Piccadilly Basin,


Friday 23rd July Piccadilly Basin to Failsworth Basin
Saturday 24th July Failsworth Basin to Rose of Lancaster, North


Monday 26th July Rose of Lancaster, North Chadderton to


Wednesday 28th July Slattocks to Littleborough
Friday 3oth July Littleborough to Summit
Sunday 1st August Rochdale Canal Festival Finale at Summit
9th -11th August Summit to Hebden Bridge

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Take advantage of one of the many opportunities during the Rochdale Canal Festival to learn an exciting new skill. Canoeing and kayaking taster sessions will be available at various locations on the canal in Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale between 24th July and 1st August.

What this space for the full festival programme and booking details for the activities.

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Ever wondered what was behind the hoardings at New Islington? Well now is your chance to take a tour of the new canal link and nature reserve during the Rochdale Canal Festival.  The tour will take place on Friday 30th July. To reserve a place call 07772603608.

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