Virtual Journey - Wath to Wombwell (1)

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Biscay Way, Dearne and Dove Canal
West of Station Road, Wath, the line of the canal has now become Biscay Way, which bypasses the town centre. The name comes from a very wide section of canal just ahead which was known as the "Bay of Biscay".
Bay of Biscay, Dearne and Dove Canal
This is the site of the section of canal known as the "Bay of Biscay", where the canal crossed a valley on a very wide embankment. It has been infilled to the level of the towpath in conjunction with the reclamation of the nearby land.
Double Culverts, Dearne and Dove Canal
These tunnels, known as "Double Culverts", took the Brook Dike and a public footpath under the "Bay of Biscay". It is still possible to walk through the footpath tunnel to the left but the path is overgrown and impassible at the far end.
Wath, Dearne and Dove Canal
A footpath now follows the line of the canal north from the "Bay of Biscay". The canal bends to the left towards Wombwell.
Wath, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking back along the line of the canal towards Wath.
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