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Walk Number 19 - Full Length Walk Part One

Type:Walking Event

Waterside Gates
Holbeck Close
S41 7XH
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Reverend John Merrill


The Reverend John Merrill will be leading all three sections of the Full Length Walk, covering the 46 mile from Chesterfield through to West Stockwith on the River Trent. He is Britain’s most experienced hiker, the world’s greatest marathon hiker and the Honorary Vice President of the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

We expect this walk to be very popular so we can only accept bookings from those who wish to walk all three sections. We will not accept bookings for single sections.

Remember to bring plenty to drink. There will be toilet stops along the way, but there won’t be time to relax in cafes.

This first section of the walk will cover the 15 miles from Chesterfield to Kiveton Park, including 6 miles along the River Rother and the restored Canal and 9 miles along the restoration route through Renishaw and Killamarsh.

All three start points are near railway stations. Transport will be organised for those wishing to leave cars at the finish points.

For details of the other three sections, click here.

Meet at Waterside Gates, Holbrook Close, Chesterfield. S41 7XH
Booking essential – booking opens on 4 June 2018
Linear Walk
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SK 387 715
Grading Strenuous
Bring a packed lunch
Led by Reverend John Merrill

Guide Prices

Free of charge



  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets


  • Length of route (miles) - 15 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 7 hours

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is private parking at the Railway Station or at Brimington Road and the directions below are to the Station. Parking is available a short walk away on Durrant Road or at St Mary’s Gate.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. Follow road round Crooked Spire Church and, at traffic lights select right lane and go straight on. At next traffic lights select right lane follow signs to Sheffield Road and Station round roundabout. Exit down Brewery Street and follow road to roundabout and turn left into Brimington Road. Follow road 200 yards to Holbeck Close on left.

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 (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Follow road to roundabout with car park in middle. Select right hand lane and take 3rd exit down Brewery Street (signposted for Station). Follow road to roundabout and turn left into Brimington Road. Follow road 200 yards to Holbeck Close on left.

Public Transport Directions

Chesterfield train station a short walk away

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