About Us

The MyRochdaleCanal website is a resource for use by both local people and visitors to the canal and surrounding area. The website provides a guide to the canal’s heritage, what there is to do on the canal and within the surrounding area and people’s views and news on the canal.

The wider project

The Calderdale Canal Connections project received funding made available through the South Pennines LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects.

The programme aimed to connect local people to the Rochdale Canal, increase understanding and appreciation of the canal’s heritage, increase active participation in the canal’s regeneration and create improved physical linkages on and along the canal. These objectives are being realised through the installation of interpretive pieces and signage along the canal and the MyRochdaleCanal website.


The wider project is being delivered by a partnership made up of local community and interest group representatives, The Waterways Trust, Pennine Prospects, Calderdale Council, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Oldham Council, Manchester City Council and British Waterways.

The Waterways Trust

Since 1999 The Waterways Trust has been working with our partners to enrich people’s lives through waterways. We believe that, with our help, communities can work together to enjoy and care for our canals and rivers.  We work with communities across the UK, caring for wildlife, protecting our precious heritage and helping people develop new skills and interests.