This canal travels through the heights of the Pennines. The trip starts in Manchester and continues to Sowerby Bridge. Because of the steep climb, you traverse a number of locks. This can be exhausting but also very exciting, and the views are amazing. There is also a spectacular hiking trail running along the canal. This canal was opened to the public in 1804; it was privately owned until 1948, and in 1996 this waterway was remodeled including the addition of one of the deepest locks in Britain.