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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 trendy pubs and cafes occupy many of the old canal buildings.


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General information

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

Visit time: 3 hours +

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

Parking: Two free car parks are available adjacent to lock 1

Toilets: At Tuel lock and Tuel Lane near lock 1

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • Canoeing on River Calder


Wainhouse Tower dye works (1871), swimming pool, market, art gallery, kids play park (5 min walk), Peace Hall (nearby in Halifax)

Spot a boat

This is a good place to spot boats all year round


  • William's

    Pub with food

  • Town centre

    Lots of other cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants in town centre

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are picnic benches near Lock 1


  • THere are various trails in the area


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens