We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Manchester & Pennine

Through Manchester, Cheshire and the Pennine, water flows from dense major towns to open countryside, wild and dramatic. Our waterways offer both a lively city experience and wonderful countryside.

Along with our waterway partnership we are guardians of these very precious waters, and we believe every individual should be entitled to create special memories on and around our waterways.

We are incredibly proud of the canals and rivers we manage between Kidsgrove, Huddersfield, Sowerby Bridge and Greater Manchester. We also enjoy our magnificent Standedge Tunnel, one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways.



Planning an event on this waterway? 

Have a listen

Institution of Civil Engineers series on Making Manchester – the Venice of the North

Rochdale Canal improvement consultation

Feedback and comments regarding consultation on the Rochdale Canal towpath improvement scheme. Available until 11 December.