Virtual Journey along the Rochdale Canal - Rochdale to Manchester (4)

Lock 53, Rochdale Canal
Looking back towards Lock 53, with Castleton church in the distance.
Rochdale Canal
Heading south from Lock 53 towards Slattocks.
Lock 54, Rochdale Canal
Lock 54, the Top Lock of the Slattocks (or Laneside) flight of six locks.
Lock 54, Rochdale Canal
Lock 54, Slattocks, looking back towards a good mooring location. The Hopwood Arms pub is just along the road, past the petrol station.
Lock 55, Rochdale Canal
Looking towards Lock 55 at Slattocks from Lock 54. Note the tow-rope pulley on the bridge parapet.
Lock 55, Rochdale Canal
Lock 55 at Slattocks, looking back towards Lock 54, with the Ship Inn on the right.
Lock 58, Rochdale Canal
The splendidly-constructed skew bridge that carries the Rochdale to Manchester railway, with Lock 58 visible behind.
Lock 59, Rochdale Canal
Lock 59, the bottom lock of the Slattocks (or Laneside) flight, looking back to the railway bridge.
Lock 60, Rochdale Canal
Lock 60, Boarshaw Lock, on the outskirts of Middleton.
Lock 61, Rochdale Canal
Below Lock 61, Scowcroft Lock, the Rochdale to Manchester railway crosses again.
Lock 62, Rochdale Canal
Looking towards Lock 62 from Higher Boarshaw Bridge. Note the wooden roller to protect the stonework of the arch from the abrasion of tow-ropes.