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Chesterfield Canal

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Canal With a Plug

So much work has been carried out on this canal to make it attractive. In the 80s someone removed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KentuckyJellyonSpire
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Walking running and pottering

Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon walk with a cafe halfway between Chesterfield and Staveley... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen T
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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All reviews tapton lock tow path narrow boat dog walkers cycle ride rother valley country park boat trip lovely walk family walk coffee shop nice cafe taking place town centre school holidays home made cakes lovely place well worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much work has been carried out on this canal to make it attractive. In the 80s someone removed the plug in error and emptied the canal. It is back to it's normal depth now, though!

Thank KentuckyJellyonSpire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon walk with a cafe halfway between Chesterfield and Staveley. Also nice for running as it’s flat πŸ˜ƒ

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day on the Seth Ellis trip boat - can't recommend it highly enough! Beautiful canal, very peaceful. The boats have a loo and drink making facilities. Very reasonably priced, great with kids and well behaved dogs are allowed on board too! The...More

Thank jae325480
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 September 2018

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 27 August 2018 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 26 August 2018

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 25 August 2018

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

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

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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.
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Inhot
11 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
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julie s
17 April 2016|
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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
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