19th April 2013
Our Towpath Officer, David Blackburn, writes:
We now have a significant length of new towpath at Worksop. The badly worn section between the town centre and Stret Lock had deteriorated to extent the that in wet weather there were more puddles than path.
Thanks to European Union funding and support from other partners - including Sustrans and of course the Canal & River Trust - the towpath has been rebuilt, new fencing erected where needed and hundreds of young trees planted to fill gaps in the hedgerow.
The route is now suitable for walkers and cyclists - small speed bumps have been included to keep speeds down - and wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.
The newly rebuilt section links with a previously upgraded length and there is now a continuous all-weather surface between Worksop and Shireoaks.
Why not try it out? It's an easy 2.5 mile stroll. Walkers can use the tow-path one way and catch a no. 7 bus or train back to Worksop from Shireoaks. To check the timetables, click here. There is now the added incentive of Nona's Coffee Shop by the canal at Shireoaks, which reopens on 1st May.
Land & Water carried out the works which involved adding a surface treatment to the newly installed towpath surface.
The sign explaining the works. (Shame about the spelling of Workshop.)
Beside the Rugby Club.
The sign for the section between Shireoaks and Stret Lock, opened in 2010.