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Chesterfield Canal

#4 of 59 things to do in Chesterfield Features Animals
Hollingwood Hub | Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield, England
+44 1629 533020
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Relaxing afternoon,

Great experience, volunteers excellent, great shop, lovely to see countryside from a different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Family walk

Beautiful walk to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day, one downside loads of cyclists... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Mags C
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Hollingwood Hub | Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield, England
+44 1629 533020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, volunteers excellent, great shop, lovely to see countryside from a different prospective

Thank leonnicky
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Beautiful walk to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day, one downside loads of cyclists who don't care if you are walking and some do whizz past without warning.

Thank Mags C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I loved my walk along the canal, the weather was warm and it was perfect. There was lots of cyclists when I went which was kind of a let down because they didn't use their bells to alert us pedestrians and we just had to...More

1  Thank Lucyj96
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Chesterfield canal offers lovely walks in peaceful traffic free environment. Either stroll a section taking in the traditional all Mill pub. Or add part of the Pennine way to make a circular walk of 10 miles around Chesterfield. Excellent for cycling too.

Thank Honeymooners2010_10
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Followed Chesterfield canal path all the way to staveley then headed across to rother valley country park. Nice and easy 20 mile ride there and back and surprisingly nice views along the way. Also lots of spots along the way for free parking.

Thank trigger1108
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Making the most of the warm weather we went for a stroll from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre towards the town along the side of the canal then the river. It is kept very clean for a place on the edge of an urban landscape, it...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went on a cycle ride with friends and also did the boat trip. We started at The Hubb where you can have a drink and a bite to eat. I highly recommend it.

Thank Tulip02
Reviewed 12 May 2017

"Frank and I so very much enjoyed our 6 hour cruise on the John Varley 11 from Tapton Lock to Staveley Basin only made possible due to the fantastic work and motivation of all the volunteers who have worked so hard to keep this ancient...More

Thank jennyfrank
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I visited the chesterfield canal recently with my auntie and my puppy Millie for a walk. We all has a lovely day, it was nice and sunny there are plenty of benches to sit on for rest throughout the canal as well as ample doggie...More

1  Thank Brionie C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had a lovely walk with family along the Chesterfield Canal on Bank Holiday Monday. Unfortunately by the time we got to the café it was closed. We walked up to the Lockoford inn and enjoyed drinks there before our walk back.

Thank paulawilson608
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Sue J
22 July 2017|
Response from Jan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, it's a lovely walk too. look out for all the wildlife along the way. The towpath runs the full length of the canal (46 miles) it's called The Cuckoo Way. have a look at Chesterfield Canal Trust's website for... More
11 August 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do rides but not very often, but the canal is worth going to if you like a relaxing walk, there is lots of improvements on the canal if you walk towards stavely area there is a cafe for refreshments, good to take... More
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