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 film The 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 restaurants for 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.
PostcodeS2 5SY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Sheffield Canal Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Sheffield Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sheffield Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Dorothy Pax at Victoria Quays is an interesting place to stop at. The pub's name comes from a 1914 Sheffield Keel known as The Dorothy Pax. The bar itself is made from the famous boat. There's a nice, large outdoor seating area where you can relax and enjoy fine views over the quays on warmer days.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more waterside walking in the city you could pick up the River Sheaf Walk at Granville Square, near the train station. The trail will take you to the attractive Millhouses Park and Beauchief, where you will find a medieval monastic house with parkland and ancient ruins.