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Children's Walk from Tapton Lock

Type:Walking Event

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

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

About

Part of the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival

Join one of our rangers for this discovery walk from Tapton Lock. We’ll have fun activities, discover what lives in the water and learn a bit about how the canal works. Children need to make sure that they bring an adult for this family friendly walk.
2 miles, gentle

Starting point – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield. S41 7JB
Grid reference – SK 387 729
Starting time – 11am
Finishing time – 1pm
Circular walk, no stiles
Free of charge – booking essential

Walk led by Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service

Guide Prices

Free of charge - booking essential

Facilities

Catering

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

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking - On street parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Dogs allowed on a lead
  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Description of route - Circular walk
  • Length of route (miles) - 2 miles, gentle
  • Typical duration of route - 2 hours

Opening Times

Season (21 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday11:00 - 13:00

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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