We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Drakeholes

The idyllic location of Drakeholes is on the Chesterfield Canal which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest - this means it's a fantastic place to be at one with nature and spot some wildlife. Check out the tunnel where boats had to be 'legged' through before the days of the engine and for a spiritual experience have a drink at the White Swan pub, said to be haunted!

General information

Address: Eel Pool Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN10 5DF

Visit time: 1hr

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

Parking: There is a car park for pub customers

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Fishing
  • Pond dipping
  • Walking

Spot a boat

You'll hopefully catch a boat in the summer season

Picnic spot

Bring a rug for a picnic on the grass

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

The Chesterfield Canal is a Site of Special Scientific Interest - which means it's really special for wildlife, in this case the aquatic sort!