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Sowerby Bridge

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Planning your visit

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

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 occupy many of the old canal buildings.

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


Two free car parks are available adjacent to lock 1

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