Creating a cruising ring

Access to the Chesterfield Canal involves a 13 mile section of the tidal River Trent, which has proved in the past to be a disincentive to boating visitors and to the establishment of boat hire and ancillary industries.

With the Rother Valley Link, however, the Chesterfield Canal would be opened up to the whole of the northern waterways, via Rotherham and Doncaster. At the same time this would provide an entirely new ring of approximately 93 miles of navigation and circa 83 locks. This would provide an ample week's intensive cruising and would be comparable to the country's most popular canal cruising routes.

The Rother Valley Link & the Chesterfield cruising ring

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