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Chesterfield Canal

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Hollingwood Hub | Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield, England
+44 1629 533020
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Lovely local walk

Living in the local area we love walking different stretchers of the canal the Brimmington to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
A quick walk

Only Tapton Lock to Bluebank Lock but enough for elderly legs in the brief splashes of sunshine on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, UK
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Hollingwood Hub | Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield, England
+44 1629 533020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in the local area we love walking different stretchers of the canal the Brimmington to Bluebank part is really lovely and you feel really in the countryside.

Thank 801chesterfield25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only Tapton Lock to Bluebank Lock but enough for elderly legs in the brief splashes of sunshine on Christmas Eve We have never seen such a twisty meandering canal. Full of interest if you enjoy wildlife Jolly dog walkers and respectful cyclists most of whom...More

Thank StickofRockDerby_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I parked in Brimington and walked a short distance along the towpath to get some photos of the canal in the snow. It was great to have a level path when it was so slippery

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just been on Santa special with family and our granddaughter it was brilliant Santa so nice to the two children on board well worth the visit

1  Thank Sharpeyp
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We walked the section from Brimington Rd Nth end to Chesterfiled and back. It was a lovely relaxing walk. The tow path was clear of litter except for the autumn leaves which can't be helped. Several cyclists were using the tow path. We saw a...More

1  Thank Anne D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Not sure that many people really understand the history of this canal and just how long it used to be and probably will be again. Visit the visitor reception building near the large Tesco roundabout for a history lesson before you head off away from...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Love the walk from Chesterfield to here. Welcome halfway point before return where sweet machine hot chocolate is available along with conveniences atop the Wildlife Centre Shop items. Knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to serve and offer nature chats... Also, Varley's canal trips bookable...More

Thank LibbyM333
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent building with a large car park oposite for anyone starting their canal journey from this point or useful meeting up point. The building is about half way on the current navigable canal between Tapton Lock and Staveley basin. Reasonably priced and good quality snacks...More

Thank johnjrich2
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The best way to relax is a nice peaceful walk along the chesterfield canal,pot in to the “Hub” for friendly chat and refreshments.

Thank melvinbaggins
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The refurbished banks of the canal are a haven for walkers, cyclists and runners. They have fabulous paths, level and decent, seats along the way, waymarked paths tell you where you are, there are cafes, one at HollingWood Hub, the Visitor centre cafe in Chesterfield's...More

2  Thank MerliesMum
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Sue J
22 July 2017|
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Response from Eva T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can.
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