Lock 72 (Scothmans) and Lock 81 (Butler Street), near Manchester, Rochdale Canal.


From Date: 01/02/2021 08:00

To Date: 19/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 65 Alfred Street

Ends at: Lock 81 Butler Street

Upstream winding hole: Above Bridge76A

Downstream winding hole: Above Lock 84 in Piccadilly/ Dale Street Basin.


Carry out repairs to the top gates and cills in order to reduce leakage, at both Lock 72 and 81.

01/06/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.


07/06/2020 14:02 - Pat

Hi, Myself and 3 friends are hoping to cycle from Manchester to Brighouse. We are hoping to travel along the Rochdale canal and I wondered if there are any closures along the way. If so would it be easy to navigate back on to the canal.
We are traveling on the 16 June 2020
Many thanks Pat

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