Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Linking the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation with the River Trent, the Stainforth & Keadby Canal offers a pleasant cruise through quiet countryside.

Boat entering lock on Stainforth & Keadby Canal Stainforth & Keadby Canal, courtesy of David Wright
Stainforth & Keadby Canal  
Length 14.9 miles
Locks 3
Maximum boat dimensions
Guide only - weather conditions can affect water levels
  • Length
  • Width
  • Draught
  • Headroom
  • 18.8m 61ft 8"
  • 5.2m 17ft 1"
  • 2.22m 7ft 3"
  • 3.3m 10ft 10"
  Tides and lock lengths apply - see full dimensions

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Today, boaters find that rural surroundings and a combination of swing and lift bridges add interest to their very straight voyage across country. You’re guaranteed to meet an angler or two on your travels – several stretches of the Stainforth & Keadby Canal are popular coarse fisheries.

The Stainforth & Keadby Canal is now often thought of as part of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation.