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South Pennine Ring

Lancashire, W Yorkshire

112 km / 70 miles
A route following the towpaths, wherever possible, of the Rochdale, Ashton, Huddersfield Narrow, Huddersfield Broad and Calder & Hebble Canals with detailed alternative walking routes included for those walker-prohibited sections such as the Standedge Tunnel. Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Rochdale, Ashton under Lyme, Stalybridge and Huddersfield are visited along the way.

Profile and trackfiles only cover the eastern route between Sowerby Bridge and Ashton-under-Lyme. The western section is due to be published in 2011.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SE062236 - Sowerby Bridge, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - South Pennine Ring Pennine Waterways - South Pennine Ring

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook South Pennine Ring : a seventy-mile circuit of canals  (Hallamshire Press  - 1998 )
General Interest Book North West & the Pennines: Waterways Guide 5 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2023 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 103, 104, 109, 110
OS Landranger Active 103, 104, 109, 110
OS Explorer 1, 21, 277, 288
OS Explorer Active 1, 21, 277, 288

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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96 km
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Route Profile:

59.9 km (37.2 miles)
602 m (1,975 ft) ascent
199 m (653 ft)  maximum height

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