Worksop to Thorne
(Chesterfield Canal, Tidal Trent & South Yorkshire Navigation)
£1250pp (£2500 per Charter)
Trip 4 - 1st to 8th May (7 nights)
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Worksop (Chesterfield canal) to Thorne (South Yorkshire Navigation)
This is a trip of 47 miles and 16 locks including a Tidal Section of the River Trent.
This trip forms the final part of 2024’s Tidal odyssey and Capt. Ellis will be most relieved by day 6 when the Trent is behind him.
We’ll expect our guests to arrive about 1.30pm on day 1 and after an introductory blah blah (and most probably a glass of something fizzy) we’ll depart and put in a few hours and aim to moor for our 1st night together around Ranby.
Next morning (after a simple DIY breakfast),, we’ll cast off and aim for a leisurely trip to Retford…possibly stopping off to top up with water at Forest Locks (we rarely pass a tap without topping up the drinking water). Tonight’s planned (well as much of a plan as we ever have) mooring will be Retford so depending on progress, we could have a few hours free to explore in the afternoon.
Day 3 will see us work our way through Clarborough, Clayworth and then Drakehalls tunnel… possibly mooring there overnight .
As we travel easterly, we’ll circumnavigate Gringley on the Hill (which there might be time to explore if desired) and we’ll pass through Misterton in the afternoon before tying up for the day in West Stockwith Basin in readiness for tomorrows tidal section on the river Trent.
After (probably for Capt. Ellis) a sleepless night, day 5 will see us heading out of Stockwith lock and down stream for about 12 miles on the final tidal section planned for this year to Keadby Lock… where (assuming we’ve survived), we’ll breathe a sigh of relief and moor for the night.
Day 6 will be a relaxed affair – post adrenaline! We’ll probably stop for lunch around Ealand for a little exploration and then chug on for an hour or so afterwards to the moorings at Godnow (brilliant name).
Our final full day together will be spent leisurely cruising towards Blue Water Marina in Thorne. If there’s space, we may be able to take a visitor mooring so as to be able to connect to shoreline and make the turn around easier. It’s from here our guests will depart following breakfast the following morning – the train station is only a stone’s throw away.