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An extra event that missed our Festival programme!

15-19 August

Daily 11am and 2pm

Leaving from the Marina at Hebden Bridge, the morning walk will be an easy stroll along the towpath to discover what type of species live along the canal and will last no more than an hour.

The second walk in the afternoon (leaving from the same place) will be a little longer, incorporating Hardcastle Crags (the local National Trust site), but will still be a relatively easy walk, highlighting the birds and wildlife living on and around the canal.

RSPB stands will be set up at the Hebden Bridge Marina (outside the Canal and Tourist Information Centre) from Monday 15th – Friday 19th August, 10am until 5pm.

Bird books will be provided on the walks, but walkers should bring their own binoculars with them if possible.

No need to book – just turn up.  For any further information prior to the walks ring Jo on: 07595 655 177



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Canal Festival 2011 programme

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16 & 22 August, 7pm

Did you know there’s an underworld in central Manchester?! As part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 we’re offering FREE underground tours of the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal with the Inland Waterways Association.

All participants must wear sensible walking boots/clothes, bring a torch and be able to manage stairs.

Great North Western Goods Warehouse, between Deansgate and Peter Street. Meet in the large open space near the water feature

Booking required (25 people max). Telephone: 07795 838 335


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As part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 we will be holding a Mytholmroyd Masquerade, on Sunday 21 August from 12 noon onwards. Come and make masks and costumes based on canal creatures and plants and then take part in a performance with the Handmade Parade theatre organisation, including giant puppets and stilt walkers.

FREE fun for all the family – just turn up at St Michael’s Church!

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As part of the Rochdale Canal festival 2011 we are teaming up with Adactus Housing Group to present The Miles Platting Festival, taking place on the 14th of August from 12.00pm-4.00pm, at Victoria Mill hut, Miles Platting.

The festival promises to be as successful as last year. Kayaking and Angling will be taking place on the canal and there will be music, food and entertainment happening throughout the afternoon!

 Watch this space for updates!

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Our programme for the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 will be finalised soon, so keep checking! Here are some of the confirmed events.

13 August: Opening Event at Sowerby Bridge Wharf with games, rides, food, plants, canoeing and cycling.

Throughout the Festival: daily subsidised boat trips on the canal from the rear of the Stubbing Wharf pub, Hebden Bridge.

28 August Closing Event at Failsworth Basin (Oldham) with a canal walk, angling taster sessions, storytelling, cakes and much more!

Lots of other activities to follow.

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