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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Contact

Enquiries

01629 533020

Address

Lockoford Lane,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 7JB

Details

The only Visitor Centre on the Chesterfield Canal is open to the public for information, refreshments, gifts, books and maps.

Within easy reach of Chesterfield town centre, it is located on the 350 mile long Trans-Pennine Trail and beside the Chesterfield Canal, a haven for the water vole and other wildlife. A mobility scooter is available all year round and canal boat trips run on summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, please ring our friendly staff for details.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

See location of Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 387729  Lat: 53.25223 Long: -1.42141

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 Visitor Centre is on right. Parking on street.

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) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (Lockoford Lane). Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is on right. Parking on street.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
 
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