Wortley House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Scunthorpe
Tuesday 3rd June: Return to Shireoaks from the end of the Chesterfield Canal
(3 miles, 23 locks)
The weather forecast for tommorrow is heavy rain so we head back down the Giant's Staircase today in the sunshine.
Our travelling companions and friends decide to stay put and have a rest-day. We'll hook up with them again later in the week.
Friday 30th to Sunday 1st June: Stayover at Shireoaks Marina for the weekend to 'boatsit' our friends' boat for a couple of nights. Not much action in this sleepy marina and small village, previously a colliery. It was good to take time out from travelling, catch up on chores, inside and outside the boat.
We took ...
Sunday 25th May: Retford Boat Club
(8 miles, 2 locks)
Monday 26th May: Hope Pole Inn, Retford
(4 miles, 1 lock)
Tuesday 27th May: Top of Forest Top Lock, moored in the Reeds
(4 miles, 6 locks)
Moorings are very few and far between on the Chesterfield Canal. Tonight we resorted to tying Y-Knot's stern on a lock mooring and shoving the bow into the reeds. With so ...
Thursday 22nd May: Lincoln to Torksey
(11 miles, 1 lock)
After a hearty breakfast at a student's union Bar in Lincoln Basin, we cruised back to Torksey along the Fossdyke and Witham, it's a straight and peaceful run on the Canal. Tomorrow we face our 2nd tidal journey on the River Trent.
We go through the lock and stay overnight on the holding pontoon, ready to go with the tide tomorrow morning to West Stockwith (entrance to the Chesterfield Canal).
Monday 19th May:
River Trent - Cromwell Lock to Torksey
Fossdyke and Witham Canal - Torksey to Saxilby
The 3-hour journey was a little hairy, navigating by charts for the first time ever to avoid grounding on the shallows and on hidden underwater obstacles.
We took the lead, with our friends following our ...
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- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed