first part: Dog Kennel Bridge to Wales Bridge
The feeder cascade on the top pound is always worth a look. It’s also the final “winding hole” on the canal, so any further exploration by narrowboat will entail some reversing.
On to the end of the canal; there’s some bloody big fish in this section by the way:
… while Cuckoo way itself climbs a short flight of steps and through a rather tight kissing gate – you’ll probably have to remove any back pack; and don’t try it with a waistline over about 40inches.
Across the field – you’re walking over the tunnel. As far as Hard Lane, it’s apparently OK but is going to have to “lock up” through an open cutting beyond.
Kiveton Waters is an artificial lake shaped to form fishing ponds with the intention of becoming a marina when(!) the canal is rebuilt.
On the skyline is a (sculpture of a) pit pony towing a tub, onward the path follows what is at present a drainage ditch before heading for the M1 underpass.
Next: Under the M1 to Norwood