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Boats and Boots from Tapton Lock

Type:Walking Event

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre
Lockoford Lane
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7JB
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Tel01246 345777

Walkers at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

About

Part of the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival

Board the boat and cruise through two locks to the Bluebank Pools Local Nature Reserve. Here, you disembark for a lovely stroll back to the Visitor Centre. Watch for wildlife and enjoy the Canal from the water and towpath. There is space for two wheelchairs on the boat and the towpath is wheelchair friendly.
2 miles, easy

Starting point – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield. S41 7JB
Grid reference – SK 387 729
Starting time – 2pm
Finishing time – 4pm
Circular walk, no stiles
All tickets £7.00 – booking essential

Walk led by Chesterfield Canal Trust

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All tickets£7.00 per ticket

Booking essential

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments - Café at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Parking

  • Free Parking - Limited on street parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Wheelchair friendly, two wheelchair spaces on the boat
  • Description of route - Circular cruise/walk
  • Length of route (miles) - 2 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours, including cruise

Opening Times

Season (20 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Friday14:00 - 16:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Limited parking on the road

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take 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 (Tesco’s) select middle lane and take 3rd exit (brown sign for Tapton Lock).

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 3rd exit (A617 signposted Chesterfield), then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. Stay in left lane and, at roundabout, select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left onto slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (Tesco’s) select middle lane and take 3rd exit (brown sign for Tapton Lock).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 1½ miles away

Bus number 90 from Chesterfield town centre, two per hour

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