Planning your visit
Address: The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2AG View on Google map
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: At Tuel lock and Tuel Lane near lock 1
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 fill many of the old canal buildings.
The area is well known for its walking and cycling routes across and around the Pennines too. What a facinating place to explore the history of weaving, water mills and the role our canals played during the industrial revolution.
Places to eat:
There are picnic benches near Lock 1
By car - two free car parks are available next to lock 1
By train - Sowerby Bridge station is just a seven minute walk from the wharf