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Chesterfield Canal Cruises

Chesterfield Canal Cruise

Enjoy a Canal Cruise on the Madeline from Hollingwood Hub or the John Varley II from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield.

The Madeline runs from Hollingwood Hub (S43 2PF) and was built by Eckington School and launched in 2014. It has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and large opening windows all-round the boat. A big cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. There is access to the passenger cabin down a short flight of steep steps with a large front deck.

The John Varley II runs trips from Tapton Lock (S41 7JB), on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield. It is a brand new, state of the art tripboat with a large wheelchair lift, a foredeck, a hearing loop and lots of other superb features including two stained glass portholes.

Your trip will take you down the beautiful Chesterfield Canal – so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along!

Hollingwood Hub

The Trust operates walk-up trips using Madeline on Saturdays from April to October.

For these walk-up trips you don’t need to book, just come along and pay on the day.

Trips last 45 minutes and run at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm – £5, or £3 for under 16s.

At 10am there will be a 2-hour return trip to Staveley Town Basin or Bluebank – £10, or £6 for under 16s. Free tea and coffee. This must be booked in advance, please ring 01629 533020.

Tapton Lock

We will be running trips on John Varley on Sundays from Tapton Lock, S41 7JB.

For these walk-up trips you don’t need to book, just come along and pay on the day.

Trips last 45 minutes and run at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm – £4.50 or £4 for concession tickets

At 10am, there will be a 2-hour return trip – £8.50 or £7.50 for concession tickets. This must be booked in advance, please ring 01629 533020.

Poppy Commemoration at the Crooked Spire
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Poppy display at the Crooked Spire

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the War, an individual poppy has been knitted for the 1,574 service persons from the town that were killed during World War One.

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Venue:

  • Chesterfield Canal

Dates:

  • Tapton Lock

    10am - 12pm 12pm - 12:45pm 1pm - 1:45pm 2pm - 2:45pm 3pm - 3:45pm
  • Hollingwood Hub

    10am - 12pm 12pm - 12:45pm 1pm - 1:45pm 2pm - 2:45pm 3pm - 3:45pm
  • Tapton Lock

    10am - 12pm 12pm - 12:45pm 1pm - 1:45pm 2pm - 2:45pm 3pm - 3:45pm
  • Hollingwood Hub

    12pm - 12:45pm 1pm - 1:45pm 2pm - 2:45pm 3pm - 3:45pm
  • Hollingwood Hub

    12pm - 12:45pm 1pm - 1:45pm 2pm - 2:45pm 3pm - 3:45pm

Price:

  • Various - please see description

Contact details:

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