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“unexpected pleasant walk”

Sprotborough Canalside
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Owner description: 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 leisurely bike ride, a peaceful fish or just to lie back and gaze up at the sky and watch the birds.
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Read about the weir so decided to find it. In doing so found the riverside walk which eventually takes you into Doncaster. We walked a fair way enjoying the wildlife and then climbed the many steps which led us to Sprotborough where we enjoyed a coffee sitting in the sunshine before completing our walk to the weir. This area was quite unexpected but obviously well known to locals judging by the number of doing walkers and cyclists we saw. At the end of the walk we ate our picnic and watched the workmen who were cutting the grass verges, they impressed us with their attention to detail and in making sure there was no loose grass cuttings left on the pavements.

Thank neighbours911
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Well maintained Navigation canal and Locks area. Plenty of room for picnics and a good quality footpath running from Sprotborough to Conisbrough. Very good quality restaurant (The Boat Inn) either for Snacks, Lunches or evening main meal. Plenty of country sides walks around this area. But very hilly.

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Watched a Kingfisher on Boxing Day, who obligingly perched on a branch near to the hide we were in, catch his breakfast, bash it and eat it. Bad luck for the fish but a real privilege to be so close to such a spectacular and clever little bird. Wonderful, bracing frosty walk.

Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a beautiful place and so peaceful there's usually narrow boats there and nice walks nice pub on canal side too

Thank annette w
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

The restaurant was busy and we thought the delay in our service was due to people still coming in for lunch. It was an interesting menu and we had opted for the Sunday sharing platter, a generous mix of meats with Yorkshire pudd and trimmings with gravy. I think the meat had been cut and kept warm for a number of hours, much of it dry and the chicken rather stringy. The veg was over cooked and poorly presented. Our order of cauliflower didn't arrive and had to be asked for.
On the plus side the desserts were good, and at a quieter time I think this lovely old inn on the river is worth a second visit.

Thank Ann B
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