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Sowerby Bridge

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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.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

There are picnic benches near Lock 1

Wildlife spotting:

Download out nature spotters' guide or our famous duck guide and go meet the local ducks, swans, coots and moorhens

Getting here

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

Local events