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Paddlesports on Chesterfield Canal

Chesterfield Canal Paddlespots

Try something different this summer and have a go at Paddlesports along the Chesterfield Canal.

Paddlesports are available to hire from Hollingwood Hub, so get your shorts or a wetsuit on and give something new a go (and be prepared to get a bit soggy!)


5 stand up paddleboards
2 sit on single kayaks
1 sit on double kayak
1 Canadian sit in canoe (for up to 3 adults)

Prices for 1 hr, 2hrs & 3 hrs

Paddleboards –  £14, £24 & £32
Single kayaks –  £14, £24 & £32
Double kayak –  £18, £32 & £42
Canadian canoe –  £18, £32 & £42

If you want to explore the whole canal between Chesterfield and Staveley or maybe go for a picnic, it is possible to book a 6 hour session on any of the craft on any day between May and September when the above sessions are not taking place. The prices are £50 for a Paddleboard or Single Kayak and £60 for a Double Kayak or Canadian Canoe. Please email

Conditions of Hire

  • Hire will be dependent on weather and water conditions.
  • Hire will be dependent on a risk assessment of the hirer(s) and any medical conditions.
  • Make sure to take photographic ID. This will be photographed for security purposes.
  • The minimum age is 6. There must be at least one adult in the group.
  • Make sure to take your mobile phone to use in case of emergency. A waterproof bag will be supplied (used at your risk).
  • A map and emergency contact number will be supplied.
  • A changing cubicle is available. Please note wet suits are not supplied, so a change of clothing is advisable.
  • You must wear a buoyancy aid, which will be provided.
  • Helmets are available on request.
  • You will be given a safety briefing and help with launching your craft.

Book your activity now!

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  • Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Hollingwood, S43 2PF



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