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Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival

Type:Walking Festival

Hollingwood Hub
22 Works Road
Hollingwood
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 2PF
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Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival

About

Following the success of the first ever Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival in 2018, the festival will be returning in September 2019 with walks from various points along the entire 46 miles from Chesterfield to West Stockwith, including the unrestored section.

There will be a great variety of lengths and different times of day from which to choose and lots of speciality walks including History, Wildlife, Engineering, Nature, Restoration and Family Friendly. One walk will cover the full length of the canal over the course of three days.

There will be Boats and Boots which will include a walk a cruise on one of the tripboats.

All walks must be booked in advance. All will be free apart from Boats and Boots.

Full details will be published on the Chesterfield Canal Trust website and in a brochure. Brochure and booking available from June.

Opening Times

Season (14 Sept 2019 - 22 Sept 2019)

* There are several walks on each day, starting at various times - check individual records for details.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Walks start at various locations in and around the Canal. Please see the individual walks for detailed directions. Each walk has a postcode for SatNav users and an Ordnance Survey grid reference for map users.

Public Transport Directions

Many walks are accessible by public transport.

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