Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. It runs for 12 miles and 6½ furlongs through 2 locks from Stainforth Junction (where it joins the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Bramwith to Stainforth)) to Keadby Junction (where it joins the River Trent (tidal section - Cromwell to Keadby) and the River Trent (tidal section - Keadby to Trent Falls)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 61 feet and 6 inches long and 15 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 16 feet. The maximum draught is not known.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Stainforth Junction
Junction of Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation and Stainforth and Keadby Canal
East Bank Marina
Home of Thorne Cruising Club
a few yards 0 locks
Huddle Grounds Winding Hole 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ramskir Lane Narrows 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ramskir Lane Pipe Bridge 3 furlongs 0 locks
Thorne Motorway Bridge 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
White Lane Railway Bridge 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Thorne Lock Marina and Wharf 2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Thorne Lock Swing Bridge 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Thorne Lock No 16 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Thorne Swing Bridge 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
South Parade Bridge 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Hatfield Road Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Hatfield Road Railway Bridge 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Blue Water Marina 3 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Wykewell Lift Bridge 3 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Moor Road Swing Bridge 4 miles and 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
Maud's Swing Bridge 5 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Medge Hall Swing Bridge 7 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Godnow Swing Bridge 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Crowle Bridge
Crowle town one mile north
9 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Bonnyhale Road Narrows 9 miles and 7½ furlongs 1 lock
Vazon Road Swing Bridge 12 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Vazon Road Rail Swing Bridge 12 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Keadby Moorings 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 1 lock
Trentside Swing Bridge 12 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Keadby Junction Lock 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Keadby Junction
Junction of Stainforth and Keadby Canal with River Trent
12 miles and 6½ furlongs 2 locks
 
 
 
  S&SY navigation info
Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigation info from IWA
 

Navigation closure notice: Stainforth & Keadby Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Wykewell Lift Bridge — from Tuesday the 19th of March, 2019 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020.

Update on 08/04/2019: We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between 9am and 10am. We will monitor the impact of this restriction to customers and modify timings to meet local demands when required. To book your passage please call 03030 404040.   Update on 06/04/2019: The bridge is now in the fully open position. It will stay like this until Monday morning, when further investigation works will take place. After this agreed times for opening the bridge will be published. Update on 05/04/2019: Our Contractors are on site and are hoping that the temporary works will be completed tomorrow (Saturday 06 April).

Notification sent Tuesday the 19th of March, 2019


Navigation closure notice: Stainforth & Keadby Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Keadby Lock — from Saturday the 4th of May, 2019 to Thursday the 30th of May, 2019.

Due to a temporary shortage of suitably trained lock keepers we are currently unable to cover all the hours we would like to at this time and so we will not be able to provide a lock keeper during the following  shifts.  

Notification sent Wednesday the 1st of May, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England.

Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 27 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation.

The system consisted of five parts, four of which are still open to navigation today:-

  • The River Don Navigation
  • The Sheffield Canal (effectively abandoned in the early 1970s but re-vitalised since the 1990s)
  • The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
  • The New Junction Canal
  • The Dearne and Dove Canal (closed 1961)

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation
[Victoria Quays] [Doncaster Power Station] [Keadby Power Station] [Kilnhurst] [Aire and Calder Navigation] [New Junction Canal] [Stainforth and Keadby Canal] [Yorkshire Ring] [South Yorkshire Railway and River Dun Company]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:48