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- Distance: 2.9 miles
- Start Location Name: Tinsley Pump House
- Finish Location Name: Rotherham Central
OS Route Map & GPX Download
The Ordnance Survey map below shows the full walk route, in pink. You can use this (try the full screen mode) on your smartphone to guide you where to go.Download file for GPS
Download the GPX file for your GPS navigation device using the pink link above, and you’ll be able to use this walk on your own devices.
Start the walk at the Pump House in Tinsley, this can be easily accessed from the Meadowhall South / Tinsley tram stop. There is a pathway from the tram stop to the Canal.
Once you arrive on the towpath you will see the Victorian Pump House. The pump house was built to help pump water from the bottom to the top of the Tinsley Lock Flight, which was original 12 locks when it open in 1819.
Start walking from the pump house towards Rotherham, the route follows the traffic free greenway for the full distance.
You will pass several locks on the 3-mile stretch. The first locks that you will reach are Lock 11 and 12 of the Tinsley Flight. It is at theses locks that the waterway becomes the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. If you time your walk right, you might be lucky enough to see a boat travelling through.
As you follow the path, the route will vary from a rural feel to much more industrial. As you enter Rotherham look out for New York Stadium, home of Rotherham United FC, that is adjacent to Canal.
Follow the towpath as you enter Rotherham Centre and past the new development of Forge Island. The route concludes at Rotherham Central, where you can retrace your steps or jump onto the tram or train back to Meadowhall.