GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sheffield Canal

4 miles (6 km)

Follow the towpath of the Sheffield Canal on this waterside walk in Yorkshire. The canal runs from the Sheffield Canal Basin in the city centre to Tinsley, next to the Meadowhall centre. Along the way there are a number of locks and stone bridges. It's quite a narrow towpath so it's probably best suited for walkers. The canal featured in the opening scene of the 1997 filmThe Full Monty.
The route starts at the attractive Victoria Quays in Sheffield. You then head north east through Attercliffe, passing the Don Valley Stadium on the way. You then pass Tinsley Locks before finishing at Meadowhall. The huge indoor shopping centre has plenty of restaurantsfor refreshments at the end of your walk.
The River Don also runs to Meadowhall from the city centre so you could return along the Five Weirs Walk. This follows a waterside path along the river and is suitable for cyclists and walkers.

Sheffield Canal Postcode

S2 5SY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sheffield Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sheffield Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Victoria Quays, Sheffield - route start

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Near the city centre

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Fishermen and bridge over the water

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Bridge with Castle Court flats behind

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Supertram on a bridge over Sheffield Canal looking west, Attercliffe

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Bridge near the Sheffield arena

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Approaching Tinsley under Greenland Road flyover

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Canal barges moored at Tinsley Marina

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GPS Files

GPX File

Sheffield Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Sheffield Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')