Pocklington Canal

The Pocklington Canal runs from Cottingwith Junction on the River Derwent (Yorkshire) towards its terminus at Canal Head, near Pocklington, for 9.5 miles (15.28km), through 9 locks (not all restored).  The Canal is restored and re-opened to the Melbourne Arm, with the remainder of the canal, towards Canal Head, under restoration.

There is a very short arm (with moorings) into the village of Melbourne, and there was a short arm (derelict) to Bealby just above Swing Bridge No 8 in the currently non-navigable section.

The maximum boat size that can navigate the Pocklington Canal is
length: 57' 0" (17.37 metres) - Cottingwith Lock
beam: 14' 3" (4.34 metres) - Bridge No 1 Swing Bridge
height: 9' 0" (2.74 metres) - Baldwins Bridge
draught: 4' 4" (1.32 metres) - cill of Cottingwith Lock

A handcuff key is required to operate all the swing bridges on the Canal.

See also Pocklington Canal under restoration



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East Yorkshire

Navigation Authority

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