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Sprotbrough Lock is one of the loveliest spots of the canal. Next to 17th Century pub, The Boat Inn, its grassy banks are within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this special place is an extremely popular spot for a Sunday stroll, a leisurely bike ride, a peaceful fish or just to lie back and gaze up at the sky and watch the birds.


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General information

Address: Nursery Lane, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN5 7NB

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: A small free car park

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

A great place to get out, get some fresh air and soak up the natural environment

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


Sprotbrough Flash Reserve

Spot a boat

There are usually some narrowboats to see


Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are benches, but no picnic tables


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Moorhens

The waterway at Sprotbrough is next to Sprotbrough Flash Reserve, so you'll see plenty of wildlife.