Tapton Lock Visitor Centre
Information Centre, free entry
Events at this Venue
|Sun 2 Apr||45 Minute Canal Cruise on the John Varley II|
|Sun 2 Apr||Two Hour Canal Cruise on the John Varley II|
|Mon 3 Apr||Lock Keeper's Table Cruises|
|Sun 9 Apr||45 Minute Canal Cruise on the John Varley II|
|Sun 9 Apr||Two Hour Canal Cruise on the John Varley II|
|Mon 10 Apr||Lock Keeper's Table Cruises|
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.
SK 387729 53.25223 -1.42141
Limited parking on the road
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.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.
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.
: 2 miles from Chesterfield station
- Baby changing facilities
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for visually impaired