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A Walk in Three Counties - SOLD OUT

Type:Walking Event

Lay by at Whitwell Woods
Clinthill Lane
S80 3EE
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Walking on Chesterfield Canal


A lovely flat walk over fields, visiting Steetley Chapel on the way to Chesterfield Canal and Turnerwood Locks to return over fields and through Whitwell Woods.

From the lay-by we cross the A619 to follow fields to skirt Whitwell then re-cross the A619 to take the road to Steetley Chapel where we will stop for coffee.

We’ll then cross fields to Shireoakes Hall and then to Shireoaks to meet the Chesterfield Canal. We’ll pause at Shireoaks Marina to look at a newly built replica Cuckoo boat before walking back along the Canal to Turnerwood Locks for a lunch stop.

We then leave the Canal and, after field paths and an unused road, we’ll finish the walk back to our starting point through Whitwell Woods.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Organised by North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Guide Prices

Free of charge
Booking essential



  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Dog allowed on a lead


  • Accessibility of route - Not accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Walk grading Moderate, 1-5 stiles. Starting point SK 525 772. 3 rest stops. Circular walk.
  • Length of route (miles) - 9
  • Typical duration of route - 5 hours

Opening Times

Season (12 May 2020)
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 30 and take A616 (signposted Worksop). At roundabout take 1st exit (A619, signposted Worksop. Follow road for approx ¼ mile and, at roundabout (De Rodes Arms), take 2nd exit (A619). Follow road for approx 3 miles to layby on left.

From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway junction. At roundabout take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Worksop, 5½ miles away

Not accessible by public transport

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Chesterfield CanalChesterfield Canal, ChesterfieldChesterfield Canal was surveyed by James Brindley and opened in 1777. The collapse of the Norwood Tunnel cut off the section of the Canal from Chesterfield but the Trust is working hard to restore this section. Narrowboat cruises are available.

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