Virtual Journey along the Dearne and Dove Canal


The Dearne and Dove Canal ran for about 10 miles from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, at Swinton, to the Barnsley Canal at Barnsley, England. There were branches to Elsecar and Worsborough. There were 19 locks on the main line, including the stop lock at the junction with the Barnsley Canal, with a further 6 locks on the Elsecar Branch.

It is not open for navigation, although some sections are in water.

The "journey" runs from east to west, but includes views of the canal route looking in either direction.

Click on the map or the links above to select an area or click here to take the whole virtual journey.

Barnsley Canal Stairfoot to Barnsley Worsborough Branch Wombwell to Aldham Swinton to Wath Wath to Wombwell Elsecar Branch

The quality of each image has been kept moderately low to enable the pages to load reasonably quickly, although it may take up to 30 seconds for all the pictures on a page to load.

If you enjoy the "journey" you can also take a virtual trip along the Barnsley Canal.


Dearne and Dove Canal home page