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Sheffield Basin

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Long Sandall Lock

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Boat passing over the River Don Aqueduct

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Leeds to Sheffield Basin

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 120.481 miles, 78 locks, 14 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 8 days, 2 hours and 51 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Places of interest on the Leeds to Sheffield Basin route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Royal Armouries Leeds
Royal Armouries Arena
Royal Armouries Museum
St Aidan's Country park
Victoria Quays Swing Bridge
Leeds - Liverpool Canal
Bramham Park
Leeds Grand Theatre
Conisbrough Viaduct
Leeds Dock
Leeds Waterfront
Lemonroyd Marina
Fairburn Ings
Fairburn Ings RSPB
Thwaites Water Mill
Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum
Thwaite Mills
Thwaite Watermill
Doncaster Moorings
Eastwood lock

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Hop
Number 8 Cafe & Sandwich Bar
Brasserie Blanc
The Adelphi
Laynes Espresso
The Brew Society
North Brewing Co Tap Room
The Steam Packet Inn
My Thai
Water Lane Boathouse
Old Market Hall
The Draughtsman Alehouse
Sky Lounge
Cutlers Arms

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Further reading and learning about the Leeds to Sheffield Basin route


Related Nicholson Guide:
Nottingham, York & the North East - Nicholson Guide No 6

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