We are so glad we decided to do the Rochdale, even though there are a lot of locks the scenery is superb. Even though a road and railway follows us all the way and it is quite built up in places, you still get the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. We stopped off at Todmorden for lunch, but decided to move on as we had read about a brilliant chippy that had been in the same family for 90 years, unfortunately they close at 3.30 and we got there at 5.00, but fortunately the Cross Keys Inn at Walsden was opposite our moorings and the food was fantastic. Which we well deserved after completing 20 locks today, all at an average of 10 ft deep.
The guillotine lock at Todmorden
A blue brick retaining wall, known as the Great Wall of Tod
Railway bridge at Gauxholme
Coming into Walsden