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Chesterfield Canal

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Pleasant place to walk

A gentle stroll, energetic walk, run or cycle all these can be done along the towpath. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
short break

well worth a visit sunny day, nice cafe with homemade cakes coffee soft drinks nice staff, lots to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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All reviews tapton lock tow path narrow boat dog walkers rother valley country park boat trip lovely walk walk or cycle family walk nice cafe coffee shop two hours town centre school holidays cake all ages plenty of parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle stroll, energetic walk, run or cycle all these can be done along the towpath. A lot of walk has gone into restoring this part of the canal. Usually plenty of wildlife and if lucky may see a Kingfisher. Although not local often walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank onholidayalways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth a visit sunny day, nice cafe with homemade cakes coffee soft drinks nice staff, lots to do if you like walking cycling went on our last day glad we found plenty of parking just a nice area

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 575lynnf
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Love to walk the towpath in summer with the dog on a lead. Easy to get to several moorings en route and at times quite picturesque. There are several places with picnic tables so bring along a flask and a sandwich. If you prefer to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bancroftd1952
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful scenic walk but watch out for speeding cyclist.they seem to rule the path which Spoils it a little. But nice walk for the family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank esoxhunter2014
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Visited on the first boat trip Saturday morning with family. This was only a short trip, 3/4 hour with Santa in his grotto being the main attraction for the children. All the volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, answering all our questions. Would like to take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 88mike2015
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I've been on the canal twice recently, one Saturday afternoon for a relaxing trundle up and down on Madaline. Then more recently to see Santa's grotto. Everyone is very nice, knowledgeable and make you feel welcome. I would definitely recommend it! It is free to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane N
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This facility is a recently constructed property added on to an old cottage. It is set on the Chesterfield canal with good parking access. The staff are friendly and informative,weekend and seasonal trips on a barge cater for all ages. The opportunity to eat is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 317alfreds
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Every time I've visited, the staff have always been friendly and knowledgeable always find time to speak to you and make a fuss of any animals you may have with you. you can get a cuppa and a cake to have inside or out. Its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank John G
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I have cycled this route for years with my kids or simply alone to switch off & relax. Head for the Mercedes or Honda showrooms, park on the street there all day for free. Visit the centre then head north and follow the canal. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharpmyster
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 JanChesterfield | 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