Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Manchester Stoppage will affect Ashton and Rochdale Canals

A planned stoppage in Manchester will close part of the Ashton and Rochdale Canals for four days.

The Rochdale Canal between Locks 83 and 84 together with the Ashton Canal between Piccadilly Basin and Lock 1 will be closed to navigation and for towpath use to assist a Police Investigation.

The closure will begin at 6.00 am on Tuesday 18th April and will end at 8.00 pm on Friday 21st April.

This will affect boaters navigating the Cheshire Ring and the South Pennine Ring.


  1. Says ends on 21 May - assume you meant 21 April?

  2. Another Peter on the ball round here !!

  3. Thanks, yes. Can't think why I did that!

  4. Congrats on your April Fool joke, I bought it bollard, line & anchor!


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