Rochdale to Hebden Bridge
Follow National Cycle route 66 from Greater Manchester into Yorkshire wih terrific views of the Pennines and several waterside traffic free sections. The route starts by the railway station in Rochdale and soon joins the Rochdale Canal for an easy traffic free run to Smithy Bridge. Here you will pass Hollingworth Lake which has watersports and a nature reserve to enjoy.
The route continues through Littleborough and Todmorden following the canal as you go. You finish by the railway station in Hebden Bridge.
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Right next to Hollingworth Lake is the splendid Wine Press. This contemporary British Restaurant includes a lovely outdoor seating area where you can enjoy fine views over the lake with your lunch. There's also an attractive modern interior for cooler days. The pub is also dog friendly.
In Hebden Bridge there's the excellent Rim Nam Thai Restaurant. It's located in a wonderful spot right on the canal side just a short distance from The Hebden Bridge Picture House. It's a great place to enjoy a fine meal with a lovely scenic view. You can find it at Butlers Wharf at postcode HX7 8AF. A little to the west of the town centre there's also the noteworthy Fox & Goose Inn. The pub is the first community-owned pub in West Yorkshire. The friendly place is well worth some investigation with its cosy interior with a roaring fire and an exhibition space for local artists to display their work. Outside there's a lovely hillside beer garden which is great on warmer days. The place is also very dog friendly and will provide water bowls and free biscuits. You can find the pub at 7 Heptonstall Road with a postcode of HX7 6AZ for your sat navs.