Welcome to the Ancoats Canal Project! 

We are a group of residents, working in partnership with the Canal and River Trust to make more of the Rochdale and Ashton canals that run through Ancoats into the Northern Quarter. We hold monthly events to clean up the canals, publicise their history and encourage people to use and enjoy them.

Each month we keep up with our regular activities such as installing and maintaining garden areas, litter picks (always LOTS of litter picking!), tidying up our duck houses, painting, clearing the wash walls and towpaths.

So if you have noticed improvements to the Rochdale Canal environment between Tariff Street and Rodney Street, or the Ashton Canal above Great Ancoats Street that would be us!

To find out more, get in touch, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook group or come down to our next event! You can read about us in the Manchester Evening News and hear more about the project in an interview on BBC Radio Manchester.

New to Ancoats? We’re always looking for people to help us plan and run our events, so if you’re interested please let us know!

We look forward to seeing you soon on the canal!