Virtual Journey along the Rochdale Canal - Rochdale to Manchester (2)

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Edinburgh Way, Rochdale Canal
Looking back to Edinburgh Way Bridge.
Gorrels Way, Rochdale Canal
Looking towards Gorrels Way Bridge.
Gorrels Way, Rochdale Canal
Looking back at Gorrels Way Bridge. The towpath re-joins the canal here.
Gorrels Way, Rochdale Canal
Between Gorrels Way Bridge and Castleton, the canal passes through an industrial landscape.
March Barn Bridge, Rochdale Canal
A third of a mile from Gorrels Way is March Barn Bridge. It may appear unremarkable but it was the first properly-constructed skew bridge in the country, with winding courses of stone forming the arch.
Lock 51, Rochdale Canal
Lock 51, Blue Pits Highest Lock, at Castleton. When the canal was built, the area was known as Blue Pits, because of the blue clay dug here. As the village expanded it was renamed Castleton in 1875 after nearby Castleton Moor.
Lock 51, Rochdale Canal
Looking back from Lock 51.
Manchester Road Bridge, Rochdale Canal
Immediately below Lock 51 is Manchester Road Bridge, re-built when the canal was restored.
Manchester Road Bridge, Rochdale Canal
Under Manchester Road Bridge is this unusual outlet from the by-wash for Lock 51.
Manchester Road Bridge, Rochdale Canal
Looking back to Manchester Road Bridge, Castleton.

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