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Water, Woods and a Visit to Wales

Type:Walking Event

Killamarsh Sports Centre Car Park
Stanley Road
Killamarsh
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S21 1EL
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Walking the Chesterfield Canal

About

This walk explores parts of the Chesterfield Canal that are still to be restored – some in water, some not and takes a look at the complex planned route through Killamarsh.

The route then goes by two of the lakes in Rother Valley Country Park  and up the hill to the village of Wales with its near 1,000 year old parish church. From here the walk follows field tracks to the hamlet of Woodthorpe then through ancient Nor Wood.

We’ll re-join the canal towpath by the entrance to Norwood tunnel, which was closed following a major collapse in 1907, past the attractive old lock flight and former canal workshops at Norwood  and back along the old towpath to the starting point

Bring a packed lunch

Organised by Chesterfield Canal Trust

Guide Prices

Free of charge
Booking essential

Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Dogs allowed on a lead

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Route not accessible for wheelchairs
  • Description of route - Walk grading Moderate, 1-5 stiles. Starting point grid ref SK 457 811. 2 rest stops. Circular walk.
  • Length of route (miles) - 7
  • Typical duration of route - 4½ hours

Opening Times

Season (13 May 2020)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:00 - 14:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616 towards Barlborough. At roundabout take 2nd exit (A619), at next roundabout (De Rodes Arms) take 2nd exit (A619 signposted Worksop). Follow A619 for approx 1 mile and, at crossroads turn right (A618). Follow A618 for approx 3½ miles to Killamarsh and, at mini roundabout, take first exit (B6058, Sheffield Road). Stanley Street is on left approx ½ mile down road. Turn left just after Aldi to Sports Centre.

From East Follow A616 through Creswell and into Barlborough. Continue on A616 at next 3 roundabouts and, at next roundabout (junction with A619) take 3rd exit (A619, signposted Worksop). At next roundabout (De Rodes Arms) take 2nd exit (A619 signposted Worksop), 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. When carriageway divides, select right hand lane and, at roundabout, take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select middle lane and go straight on (A617). Follow road to motorway junction (approx 4 miles) and, at roundabout, take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Sheffield, 8 miles away

Not accessible by bus

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