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Chesterfield Canal

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Family walk

Spent the day around chesterfield chalking up some miles whilst looking for geocaches and found a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Runners or walkers paradise

I love this place to be honest. I am a runner and regularly run from Chesterfield to Staveley... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris P
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Hollingwood Hub | Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent the day around chesterfield chalking up some miles whilst looking for geocaches and found a few along the canal and stopped at tapton lock for cake and a cuppa 😊 lovely walk hoping to come back soon to get some more geocaches in the...More

Thank effieperrie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place to be honest. I am a runner and regularly run from Chesterfield to Staveley basin and back (around 10 miles). It's flat and scenic with wildlife to spot along the way. I often see Heron's, kingfishers, deer, water rats, otters and...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Canal Trust to see what was available . We decide on the above Friday cruise. On arrival we waited for the set up of the canal boat and were treated to a very interesting two hours of information on the area...More

Thank BruceC2220
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing place to walk ... Can go for miles, very peaceful and well kept, lovely little cafe or pub along the way 😊

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, you're on the A61, in your car, and you're fretting a bit about having to negotiate the roundabouts of Chesterfield. Here's a suggestion. Ditch the four wheels and walk or cycle down to Chesterfield Canal which is a stone's throw away and, like that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through Chesterfiels, we stopped off to admire the Chesterfield canal. Pretty little waterway - though parking is an issue.

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a regular walk for us, great for dog walking and my eight year old loves buying food from the shop to feed the ducks. We also managed to book to go on a narrow boat ride, which was great fun seeing how the...More

Thank Vrsads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've lived in the area for 28 years and knew only that the canal existed and was being restored. Our granddaughter discovered the boat trips for us and aren't we glad. Did the 2-hour trip and were amazed at the scenery and history, and at...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Lovely relaxing walk particularly on a hot sunny day. Lots of trout and ducks in the river. Area clean & tidy.

Thank DC1958
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is ideally situated on the canal side. The cakes were scrumptious and there was a good choice . Really good for those walking the canal.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Sue J
22 July 2017|
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Response from Erabor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, get wrapped up take a ruck sack with a flask of tea and bottles of water and have a picnic en route. Hope this helps...thank you.
10 August 2016|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
The trip is 5 miles between the lock at Lockoford lane near the Tesco store roundabout runs Sundays till October at a cost of 8.00 but runs other days on shorter timed trips Check their website Chesterfield Canal Trust
julie s
17 April 2016|
Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
It really depends which bit of the canal you are trying to access? You could park by Arnold Clarkes if you want to access it at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, or there is a car park by The Mill Pub in Brimington. A bit further... More