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Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canal

The Barnsley Canal starts at Barnsley, South Yorkshire and the Dearne and Dove Canal runs from Swinton to Barnsley.

Location

Facts & Stats

14.5 miles

(23.2km)

The length of the Barnsley Canal.

10 miles

(16km)

The length of the Dearne and Dove Canal.

17 locks

Barnsley Canal

There are 19 locks on the Dearne & Dove Canal.

From Barnsley to Yorkshire

The Barnsley Canal starts at Barnsley, South Yorkshire to a junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation close to Wakefield.  It had 17 locks.  The Dearne and Dove Canal is 10 miles (16.0 km) long and ran from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, at Swinton, to Barnsley, Yorkshire. Both Canals are in various ownerships.

Waterway notes

Maximum Boat Sizes

The maximum boat size that navigated the Barnsley Canal was:

  • length: 84′ 0″ (25.60 metres)
  • beam: 14′ 0″ (4.27 metres)

The maximum boat size that navigated the Dearne and Dove Canal was:

  • length: 58′ 0″ (17.68 metres)
  • beam: 14′ 10″ (4.52 metres)

Branch

Waterways in Progress Grant: Chesterfield Canal

£50,000 was awarded to Rewatering Renishaw Phase 1a project as part of IWA’s Waterways in Progress Grants.