image for Walking Event item typeGeorge Stephenson Walk at Rykneld Square Chesterfield

Walking Event, Mon 8 May 2017, free entry

Tapton House, Chesterfield

Tapton House, Chesterfield


Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

01246 345777/8


S40 1SB


This 4 mile walk is themed on George Stephenson, the 'Father of Railways', and follows a route taking in Stephenson Memorial Hall, Chesterfield railway station, his home at Tapton House and a visit to Holy Trinity Church where his remains are buried. Following some urban but mostly countryside paths we leave the town to head through Tapton golf course and paths and lanes around Tapton. From Tapton House the route follows the railway line, crosses the River Rother and on to Holy Trinity Church. The walk concludes at Chesterfield Museum where the staff will be available to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and exhibits of George Stephenson.
4 miles, leisurely, 1-5 stiles

Meet at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. S40 1SB
Children welcome (must be accompanied by an adult if under 16)
Dogs allowed on a lead
Toilet available on route
Accessible by public transport
Number 83 at 09:37 from Bolsover Market Place, arrives Chesterfield at 10:13
Number 82 at 13:35 or 83 at 13:50 from Stephenson Place (stop K2), arriving Bolsover at 14:09 or 14:25 (later buses if talk finishes after these)
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Parking fee charged
Parking scratchcards available
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 384 711
Organised by Dronfield Footpaths and Bridleways Society

Walk Route: Circular

Access: Not pushchair/wheelchair accessible

Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

Miles: 4

Disabled accessGift shopPublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 8 May 2017 10:15 to 13:30


Free entry



See location of Rykneld Square Chesterfield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

The Square is a pedestrian area. These directions are to the nearest car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Multi-storey car park on right.

For surface car parks select right lane at 2nd roundabout and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round back of 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane and go straight on at 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights, approaching large roundabout with car park in middle (Holywell Cross). Keep to right hand lane and turn right into car park.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, 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 next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), then follow route from North/South.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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