Here at Chesterfield Canal Trust we are responsible for the promotion and restoration of the Chesterfield Canal, which is recognised as being one of the most varied waterways in England.
It runs for 46 miles from the River Trent to the centre of Chesterfield. Since 1989 11 miles of the canal have been successfully restored and there are only 9 miles left to restore. If you would like to get involved please visit our website for more information.
The John Varleynarrow boat was launched in 1992. It has a wheelchair lift and toilet. It has large opening windows, rear, front and side doors maximising fresh air and good views. There is a heater if it is cold, a galley providing hot and cold drinks and even a chiller. It is crewed by our trained Trust volunteers and all proceeds go towards the Restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.
Cruises on the John Varley narrow boat are ideal for;
You are welcome to bring your own picnic on board or we can stop at a canal side pub or the Coffee Shop at Hollingwood Hub. Buffets can also be arranged on the boat at very reasonable rates.
Charters can be booked for parties of up to 12 passengers for £36 per hour, minimum 2 hours.
Departs from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, on the Tesco Roundabout, S41 7JB or
The Mill, Station Road, Brimington, S43 1LT.
45 minute trips on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons depart from Tapton Lock at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00, 3.00 and 4.00pm.
Please visit thebestof Chesterfield events page for details of all upcoming public trips.
The Holligwood Hub is now OPEN. It is a restored and extended Lock House which houses a Coffee Shop and Meeting Room.
22 Works Road,
between Hollingwood and Barrow Hill,
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