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Pocklington Canal

Pocklington, Melbourne, Pocklington YO42 4QJ, England
+44 7514 978645
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Excellent free ride you make a donation for the privilege. The skipper and captain were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina H
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Ashford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice visit

We came here today instead of the seaside as the roads were so busy! It was a really nice walk with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HapppyHamish
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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This idyllic rural waterway was once derelict, and nearly became a dumping ground for industrial waste. It was saved by the work of energetic local volunteers and campaigners and is now one of the country’s best canals for nature, and home to three Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We’re focusing on the upper reaches between Melbourne and Canal Head, which is not currently accessible by boat, but the towpath is open to walkers, and is a great place for spotting the wildlife and plants that thrive along the canal. The canal architecture also adds interest to the scenery, with distinctive swing bridges, classic hump-backed bridges and restored and unrestored locks. It’s a fantastic place to take the kids, have a picnic and travel west out of Melbourne on a trip boat to see the area from a totally different perspective.
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  • Average6%
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“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“the pub” (5 reviews)
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Pocklington, Melbourne, Pocklington YO42 4QJ, England
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+44 7514 978645
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent free ride you make a donation for the privilege. The skipper and captain were very knowledgeable and loved volunteering. Idillic in Beautiful surroundings.

Thank Tina H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here today instead of the seaside as the roads were so busy! It was a really nice walk with the dogs, they were off lead most of the way and you could easily control the distance. We parked in the village and walked...More

Thank HapppyHamish
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Great place for a nice walk by the canal. Parked at the canal head and walked along the footpath. Loads of wildlife to see. There are picnic benches and seats at canal head. Nice place to get away from it all for a couple of...More

Thank santonheath
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Went for the short canal ride that leaves from behind the Melbourne Arms pub and had a walk down the other way after. Really peaceful, guys running the boat were informative and friendly. Other half loved having the chance to steer. Would do again.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

As with a previous reviewer I parked in the quiet village of Melbourne and accessed the canal via a pathway to the left of the car park of the Melbourne Arms pub. The pathway leads to a small lock basin where there are a few...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

free trips on Sundays, just add to the donation box. nice walk along the tow path. in need of volunteers to clear the canal and make it a longer ride. parking along the road near the melbourne arms.

Thank herinspalding
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Arranged a Rotary group 2 hour sail on a Saturday morning, culminating at The Melbourne Arms for lunch. When we departed, welcoming teas & coffees were passed around, as we were headed by a pair of beautiful swans for the entire outward journey. Do try...More

Thank Wodzaz
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Quiet, amazing variety of wildlife, lots of interesting features. Only walked a few miles towards Pocklington before heading back to Melbourne, planning to go all the way next year, maybe picnic along the way.

Thank Gazmo_1
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very relaxing short trip down the canal. With very informative information from the lovely volunteeers.

Thank pollyBSS
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pleasant and Informative Ride For A Good Cause. Leisurely ride down the canal in pleasant countryside. Made a donation to the restoration fund.

Thank Andy C
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