Sheffield and Tinsley Canal

Sheffield and Tinsley Canal

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The Sheffield and Tinsley Canal has a very special claim to fame. If you’ve seen the Full Monty, you’ll know exactly what we mean. The canal was used for the opening scenes if you remember, where Gaz and Dave are trying to instruct Nathan in how to get a piece of steel off the canal and onto the towpath. It didn’t end well!

As you can imagine if you’ve seen the film, the Sheffield and Tinsley canal is quite an urban affair. Flowing past the old steelworks, it’s a paddle for those who enjoy experiencing something different from the waterways. With graffiti and street art tags littering the route, it’s a real city paddle. The canal is a relatively short one at just 4 miles long with 12 locks.

Stretching from Victoria Quays in Sheffield to the outskirts and joining the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Canal, as you paddle out, take note of the impressive ‘Straddle Warehouse’ which literally straddles the canal. Now an impressive office block, it was once a lively working warehouse where boats could load and offload straight from the canal.