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.
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
A great place to get out, get some fresh air and soak up the natural environment
There are usually some narrowboats to see
Pub on the waterside
Canal boat holidays (self-drive), Boat trips - public
There are benches, but no picnic tables
You may see:
The waterway at Sprotbrough is next to Sprotbrough Flash Reserve, so you'll see plenty of wildlife.