Virtual Journey - Worsborough Branch (1)

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The Worsborough Branch was the first part of the Dearne and Dove Canal to close, in 1906, following constant problems with subsidence. Worsborough is the historic spelling in use when the canal was active. The place name is usually spelt "Worsbrough" today.

Worsborough Branch, Dearne and Dove Canal
The first section of the Worsborough Branch, leading south from the top of Stairfoot Locks, is dry and heavily overgrown. This area is private property.
Worsborough Branch, Dearne and Dove Canal
The canal turns to the south-west and is even more overgrown when seen from the point where the public footpath crosses. The towpath is impassible here.
Worsborough Branch, Dearne and Dove Canal
A short section still contains shallow water.
Worsborough Branch, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking back along the stretch in water.
Worsborough Branch, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking towards the site of Swaithe Bridge, the canal has been filled in.
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