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BARNSLEY CANAL - SMITHIES CANAL & THE FLEETS
From Old Mill Lane Bridge to Tinker's Bridge
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Interactive map of Smithies Canal and The Fleets.
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Part of the route by Canal Street.
[01 Feb 2012]
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Sketch map of Smithies Canal and The Fleets. (1)
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The Keel Inn on Canal Street was once adjacent to the Barnsley Canal. The canal is sadly no more but the pub still thrives. Find out more about the pub at Barnsley CAMRA. Cheers!
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This field lies to the west of the Fleets, the Honeywell area is to the right. The canal is filled in but there is a public footpath (Dearne Valley Way) to Old Mill and Dearne Valley Park. Photographed from Smithies Lane.
[22 Jul 2011]
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Ducks making good use of one of the anglers' platforms at the Fleets.
[22 Jul 2011]
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The Fleets, south of Smithy Bridge and just upstream from the Old Mill.
[22 Jul 2011]
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View along Smithies Lane to the south-west. The canal once crossed Smithies Lane at this point. To the right (heading towards Smithy Green and Barugh), part of the canal is in water; to the left (past the Fleets towards Old Mill), the canal has been filled in.
[22 Jul 2011]
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View northeastwards of Smithies Lane towards Smithy Bridge and the River Dearne. The pub's car park encroaches upon the route of the canal.
[22 Jul 2011]
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Similar view to that shown in the picture above.
The Fleets pub-grill closed a few years ago and the building stood derelict for a while until Barnsley College took it over as a sports training facility.
[Nick Lyons, 2016]
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Similar view to that shown in the picture above.
See picture on left for more information.
[Nick Lyons, 2016]
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Smithies - a pleasant stretch of the canal. The towing path forms part of the Dearne Valley Way.
[22 Jul 2011]
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A former wharf on the south-west bank of the canal at Smithies.
[22 Jul 2011]
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Tinker's Bridge, built of steel and wood on the old stone abutments, was restored in 1987. (2)
[22 Jul 2011]
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Smithies Canal, view to the southwest towards the Croft Farm area.
[22 Jul 2011]

Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust
Find out more about the Barnsley Canal and The Dearne and Dove Canal at the Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust.


Industrial Vandalism at Stairfoot
At Stairfoot, a developer who destroyed a section of the canal has been ordered to reinstate it.
Read the story in the Barnsley Chronicle, 5th February, 2016.

The Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust described the developer's action as "Vandalism on an industrial scale" in its Newsletter, February 2016..
Read more.

Barnsley Canal Barnby Basin
Diagram of the Barnsley Canal between its junction with the Dearne & Dove Canal at Barnsley Aqueduct and Barnby Basin (from Wikipedia).
Notes
1.The Barnsley Canal - A Forgotten Waterway? by the Barnsley Canal Group, 2nd Revised Edition, May 1988. Map 9.
2. Ibid. p.27.

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BARNSLEY CANAL - SMITHIES CANAL & THE FLEETS
From Old Mill Lane Bridge to Tinker's Bridge
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