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Boat Trips, from 25 Sep 2016

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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Contact

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

01629 533020

Address

Lockoford Lane,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 7JB

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Details

45 minute trips on the John Varley Tripboat. There’s no need to book for these trips – just turn up and cruise!

Trips run at 12.00, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Trips on the John Varley will run on every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to October plus Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Derbyshire School Holidays.

The John Varley runs trips from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield. When the John Varley is in the lock, boarding is level with the towpath which, together with the boat's wheelchair lift means the boat is suitable for less mobile guests.

Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 2 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Sun 9 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Sun 16 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Sun 23 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Tue 25 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Thu 27 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00
Sun 30 Oct 2016 12:00 to 15:00

Prices

Adults £4.50
Concessions £4.00
(Concessions are for Under 16's and Over 65's - Babes in arms go free.)

Location

Directions

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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
 
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