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Waterways in the branch

Manchester Branch covers the Greater Manchester area and small parts of some surrounding counties.

The waterways in our area include the Ashton Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Manchester Ship Canal, Peak Forest Canal and the Rochdale Canal.

A number of restoration projects are also underway including the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal, Hollinwood and Stockport branches of the Ashton Canal and the Manchester & Salford Junction (Underground) Canal.

Local Area

Volunteers at Dukinfield


Local events

Local activities

HS2: Ashton & Rochdale Canals

The latest HS2 Phase 2b Western Leg Design Refinement proposals affect the Ashton Canal and Rochdale Canal in Manchester.