Walk: Sprotbrough Lock

in Doncaster

A short stroll at Sprotbrough Lock, one of the most beautiful spots on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, just on the outskirts of Doncaster.

Sprotbrough Lock

The Route

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  • Start Point: The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough DN5 7NB
  • Finish Point: The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough DN5 7NB
  • Distance: 2 Miles

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Walk Description

Spotbrough Lock is a peaceful site on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, surrounded by woodlands and a nature reserve.

Start the walk at The Boat Inn, a 17th century pub, and head up the canal towards Sprotbrough Lock. You will pass Snow Wood and cross the canal before eventually reaching the Old Pump House. Look out for any wildlife popping up in the woodland.

Once you reach the Old Pump House retrace your steps towards the Boat Inn. Pass the Boat Inn and carry on walking downstream towards Sprotbrough Flash. Sprotbrough Flash, a site of special scientific interest, is a wildlife heaven so the perfect place to see nature at anytime of year. Take your binoculars and detour to one of the bird hides in the reserve before returning back to the Boat Inn.

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