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Horse boating alongside Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge is where the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal meet on the edge of the Pennines. Once an industrial centre, now pubs and cafes fill many of the old canal buildings.

The area is well known for its walking and cycling routes across and around the Pennines. It's a fascinating place to explore the history of weaving, water mills, and the role our canals played during the Industrial Revolution.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

  • There are plenty of eateries, pubs, and restaurants around
  • Hire a boat
  • Try white water canoeing on the River Calder
  • Tuel Lane Lock – the deepest in the UK

Planning your visit

  • Address

    The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2AG

  • Opening times

    The towpath is always open.

  • Prices

    Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing.

  • Toilets

    At Tuel Lock and Tuel Lane near lock 1.

Getting here

  • By car

    Postcode: HX6 2AG

    There are two free carparks next to Lock 1.

  • By train

    Sowerby Bridge station is a seven-minute walk from the wharf.

photo of a location on the canals
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