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Chesterfield Legends and Myths

Type:Walking Event

Rykneld Square
S40 1SB
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Tel01246 345777

Chesterfield Legends and Myths


Part of the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Chesterfield has a long and amazing history. Join me to hear all about the characters, real or spectral, that have added colour to the tales of our town. You'll hear about Napoleon's Generals quartered in the town, one of whom became a Marshall of France. You thought you knew Chesterfield? Think again! You'll learn so much more in the company of an accomplished historian who will weave spellbinding tales about the lives, loves and deaths of the rich and famous as well as those of the everyday folk who lived in Chesterfield.

Meet at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. S40 1SB
Circular walk
No stiles
Grading: Easy
Parking scratchcards available
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 384 711
Organised by John Fletcher Taylor

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per adult
Child£4.00 per child

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets - Toilet available en route


  • Children welcome - Young walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult


  • Parking with charge


  • Accessibility of route - Suitable for an accompanied wheelchair user
  • Length of route (miles) - 1-2 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours


  • Disabled access - Wheelchair friendly - accompanied user

Opening Times

Season (13 May 2018)
Sunday15:30 - 17:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Rykneld Square is a pedestrian area. The nearest car park is St Mary’s Gate and the directions below are for this car park. Charge for up to 2 hours £2.60. Alternatively, a parking scratchcard costs £3.60 and lasts for all day but isn’t available for St Mary’s Gate car park. Parking is available just across the road in Station Road car park, ask at the Visitor Information Centre for details.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and, at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Take first left and first left again into St Mary’s Gate 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. Stay in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. Keep to left lane and, at roundabout take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street). Select right lane and follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by public transport

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