Thorne to Victoria Quays (Sheffield)
(South Yorkshire Navigations)
£1250pp (£2500 per Charter)
Trip 5 - 11th to 18th May (7 nights) (£
Thorne (South Yorkshire Navigation) to Victoria Quays (Sheffield )
This is a trip of 33 miles and 26 locks
Now that the tidal sections of this season are behind us, Capt. Ellis will be more relaxed and back to enjoying the gentle pace of boat life. This trip see’s us heading down into the centre of Sheffield – which whilst only 20 minutes by car from “home”, ‘Ellis’ has never visited yet.
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 Stainforth moorings.
Next morning (after a simple DIY breakfast),, we’ll cast off and aim for a leisurely trip to Doncaster… probably topping up with water in Barnby Dun around lunch time and ending our day somewhere around Dockin Hill Bridge.
Day 3 will see us meandering our way alongside the river Don and we can either stop in Conisborough or put a few more miles in (to gain a full day to explore Sheffield later on) and aim to tie up for the night near Mexborough Top Lock.
As we continue on our South westerly course, we’ll pass through Swinton (where the Disused Dearne and Dove canal shoots off) and tonight’s suggested mooring is Rotherham Cut.
The final full day of travelling should see us penning our way through the 12 broad locks of the Tinsley flight – we may need to lunch on the hoof but there might be time whilst we top up with water at the top lock to scoff a quick sandwich… after which, we’ll chug on into the centre of Sheffield where we’ll moor for our last 2 (or 1 if we’ve gone a bit slower) nights.
Sheffield is where this trip ends and if we’ve gotten here a day earlier, there’ll be a free day to explore the town before our last supper together – guests will depart after breakfast the following morning and we’ll prep for the next part of our Journey to Liverpool.