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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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Over 2,000 people are expected to take part in the 2014 Canal Festival on the South Pennine Ring, which is aimed at building stronger links with communities along the canal corridors.
The festival includes a number of events planned for October and early November, with activities for all ages including the Todmorden illuminated boat and lantern parade.
The South Pennine Ring is a 70-mile circular route including most of the Rochdale Canal, Ashton Canal, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal and part of the Calder & Hebble Navigation. The ring provides a variety of canal scenery, including probably the most dramatic upland landscape on the canal system as the route passes over the Pennines.
Lucy Rogers, enterprise manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “We want to encourage everyone to explore, enjoy and learn about our local canals through a range of events from guided walks and bike rides to outdoor theatre and arts, fun days and practical events.
“The annual canal festival is a popular event engaging communities from along the length of the South Pennine Ring with their local waterways and providing opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to access heritage, arts and outdoor activities.
“The festival is now in its seventh year and has grown into a highly successful celebration of the waterways, building stronger links with communities along the canal corridors of the South Pennine Ring.”
We organise the festival with the support of local authorities, the Rochdale Canal Society and Huddersfield Canal Society. The autumn events have received sponsorship from the Rochdale and Pennine Townships and Todmorden Town Council.
Foe more information about the events taking place please check out our events calendar.
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Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018
Paddleboarding yoga group helps tackle litter on Nottingham's waterways
See the Nottingham Beeston Canal in a new light this February
12 February 2018
Newbury school helps us tackle litter on the waterways
9 February 2018