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Boat Trips

John Varley on the Chesterfield Canal

John Varley on the Chesterfield Canal

Contact

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

01629 533020

Address

Tapton Lock,
Lockoford Lane,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 7JB

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Details

The John Varley is a purpose-built passenger trip boat which is licensed for a maximum of 12 people. It is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Trips start from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre in Chesterfield and cruise the restored section of the Chesterfield Canal.

Regular 45 minute trips run on every Sunday afternoon from Easter to October with an extra 2 hour trip at 10 am.
The boat can be chartered at £50 per hour for up to 12 people and buffets can be arranged on the boat.

Periodic maintenance and repairs of the Canal may, from time to time, preclude operation..

Duration: 45-90 minutes

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Prices

45 minute trips - Adults £4.50, Concessions £4.00
2 hour trip - Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 387729  Lat: 53.25250 Long: -1.42096

Limited parking on the road

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61, signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (traffic light controlled, Tesco) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (Lockoford Lane). Tapton Lock on right.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (traffic light controlled, Tesco) take 3rd exit (Lockoford Lane). Tapton Lock on right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
 
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