Sunday, 20 May 2012

Doncaster Regatta

South Yorkshire Waterways
Page 24.  Navigation Notes. Final Paragraph.  General Information about Doncaster Rowing Club's Regatta
Takes place annually on the Saturday of the late May Bank Holiday (on the 26th in 2012)
Two buoyed lanes in the River Don.  The 600 metre course stretches 300 metres either side of the clubhouse (map 8).  Boats race downstream.  09.30 to 18.00, with a lunch-break.  About 70 races - starts are every 5 minutes. The club's website states that "River traffic will be stopped during races but will be allowed to pass between races."

Friday, 18 May 2012

Updates - May 2012 (3rd)

South Pennine Ring - Part 1
Page 6. Bookings and Operating Hours - Rochdale Canal
All bookings (Tuel Lane Lock, Summit Passage, Manchester Locks) are taken via the C&RT Manchester & Pennine Waterway office, see p41.
Page 7.  Tuel Lane Lock Operating Hours  -  Summer 2012
The lock is always operated by a lock-keeper.  Duty hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 8.30am until 5.00pm.  No booking required, just turn up.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday there is no lock-keeper on duty.  Passage on these days is possible between 8.30am and 3.00pm but must be booked giving 48hrs notice.  Contact details as above, on p41.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Updates - May 2012 (2nd)

Chesterfield Canal  - A Richlow Guide
Page 16. Boat Inn at Hayton
This pub has closed.  We do not normally advise of individual closures as the situation changes so quickly.  But there are mentions of the pub in both the Navigation Notes, and the "Hayton" paragraph.
Page 32. Hollingwood Common Tunnel
The entrance to the tunnel has been cleared and made safe.  Added - "The entrance on the far bank, with a grill and a fence, can be seen from the towpath near Works Road Bridge (8c)."
Page 41. Contact details
Tripboat Seth Ellis (Retford)  -  07925 851569 and
Chesterfield Canal Partnership  -  Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Hollingwood,
Chesterfield S43 2PF       01246 477502

Friday, 4 May 2012

Updates - May 2012

South Pennine Ring - Part 2
Page 28 and Map 16  Sellers Tunnel
We understand the complicated works involving the removal of Sellers Tunnel, and the relocation of locks, have been completed.
But we have been unable to check the situation, in order to update the Navigation Notes, because of the wettest April on record and an injured Richlow leg.  On-site checking will take place as soon as we can.
So please allow for our frailties.