Calderdale Canal Connections

New artwork for the canal

March 6th, 2014

New artwork featured along the Rochdale Canal in Calderdale After a nationwide competition, a panel of local representatives and canal experts chose sculptor Kenny Hunter to produce a new piece of canalside interpretation beside Broadbottom Lock in Mytholmroyd. Kenny designed a Hawk with its prey, perched on a tree stump and cast in iron at Hargreaves Foundry in Halifax. Kenny… Read more

Discover the history of the Rochdale Canal Sunday 1 September 2.30pm and Thursday 5 September 10.30am “A History of the Rochdale Canal” – an easy walk along the canal towpath led by Diana Monahan, from Hebble End, Hebden Bridge to Fallingroyd Tunnel. Distance about 1.5 miles, time about 1.5 hours. Return to the starting point by bus or walk back… Read more

 Discover the history of the Rochdale Canal Sunday 1 September 2.30pm and Thursday 5 September 10.30am “A History of the Rochdale Canal” – an easy walk along the canal towpath led by Diana Monahan, from Hebble End, Hebden Bridge to Fallingroyd Tunnel.  Distance about 1.5 miles, time about 1.5 hours. Return to the starting point by bus or walk back… Read more

Join Laura from Oakapple Environmental for some fabulous free canal themed nature activities. Morning sessions: 10.00am-12.00 noon –Wild at the Canal! Afternoon sessions: 1.30-3.30pm – Crafty Kids! Where? Tuesday 6th August: am – Littleborough Coach House pm – Littleborough Children’s Centre Wed 7th August: Boarshaw Children’s Centre, Middleton Thursday 8th August: Castleton Library *pm session starts at 2pm. FREE Family… Read more

Join the Horseboating Society for a relaxing boat trip along the Rochdale Canal. With a harness demonstration at 12 noon, the boat trip departs from Stubbing Wharf at 1pm, travelling to the Great Wall or Todmorden then back to Fielding Wharf at 5pm. A wonderful opportunity to experience the canal’s heritage and discover the living heritage of horseboating. You will… Read more

Open to all, an opportunity for family friendly lantern-making with Storytailors, in preparation for the fabulous annual Todmorden Lantern Parade along the Rochdale Canal. Come to Roomfield Baptist Church, Halifax Road, Todmorden and make a beautiful lantern. Admission is free, no need to book – just turn up!

Join us for a walk and activity day from sowerby bridge to luddenden foot. Activities include tidying up walkways, cutting back overgrown vegetation, a bit of balsam bashing and anything that gets in way of leisurely walks along this pretty section. Observing and spotting wildlife – luddenden foot heronry, sowerby wetlands, canal habitats – birds, trees bats, badgers and unusual… Read more

A fun day out for all the family with lots for everyone to enjoy. As well as a fabulous display of vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles, commercials, kit & replica cars….. and lots more, there are craft, auto jumble and produce stalls, a wide range of on site catering, entertainment for children and live music from a jazz band…. Read more

Flower Walk – Mytholmroyd

June 12th, 2013

Start from opposite Walkley Cloggs on the Rochdale Canal approximately 1 mile from Mytholmroyd centre. Option of tea and cake at cafes in the village. Wildflower/ wildlife spotting walks for all. Help with identification using all the senses. No experience necessary. Families welcome/ on flat most of the way, slow walking with stops. If persistent rain walk will be cancelled…. Read more

The Big Scoop in Calderdale

June 11th, 2013

This Friday 14th June is The Big Scoop – a national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy encouraging all dog owners to clear up after their pets. Canal & River Trust in Partnership with Calderdale Council are organising a Big Scoop event which all are welcome to attend (whether clearing litter, cleaning up after dogs or helping to raise awareness). Meet… Read more