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There is obviously a lot of hard work goes into keeping these areas in such good shape. Tidy and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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The Boat Inn on Sprotborough Canalside is a lovely 17th Century Pub.

We came across this area whilst out looking for a place to have an 80th Birthday lunch for... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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...more
Sprotborough Locks, Nursery Lane, Doncaster DN5 7NB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is obviously a lot of hard work goes into keeping these areas in such good shape. Tidy and attractive area for walking

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Watty0407
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Nice and steady walk. East access and in effort. Few sights to see. Plenty of dog walkers, cyclists.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We went for a sunday lunch today at The boat Inn, Sprotborough. We had been looking for a decent place where we both my husband and I could eat as I am vegan and he is not. This place says it has menus for both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

We came across this area whilst out looking for a place to have an 80th Birthday lunch for relative. The building doesnt disappoint. They have downstairs wheelchair friendly toilets, a log fire and it is a dog friendly venue. The food we had was lovely....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lorrainel1732
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Nice walk and loads of wildlife, very lucky to get a photo of the kingfisher, which is often seen here, they have foxes, buzzards, deer and loads of other birds.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rozzy1973
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Huge improvements in the quality of the water and tidying up of the area generally mean that this is a very pleasant walk. Irritatingly blocked off over this summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Watty0407
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Nice scenic walk with the family and to take your dog. Enjoyable way to take in fresh air. Not too taxing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Lovely location and a lovely doody pub. Love the atmosphere of the boaters, a great place on a summers day for a walk or cycle. We walked to Doncaster along the river. Busy at peak times so the parking gets creative!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Great dog-walking territory here and mainly pleasant people around. Unsure of the perceived protocol for dogs, pedestrians and bike in terms or rights of way but it is also a popular cycle route. Cyclists be aware - pedestrians have right of way.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Watty0407
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Great walk down the canal, plenty of boats, cormorants and ducks as well as fish. Some lovely industrial architecture too

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David C
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Joanne N
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Trebor5417 | Reviewed this property |
Its so much easier now they have tarmacked the whole riverside footpath from the Boat Inn to Denaby Ings but as previous answer walk to the Viaduct turn right up the hill and keep walking in a straght line to Cadeby... More