image for Canal item typeChesterfield Canal at Tapton Lock Visitor centre

Chesterfield, free entry


Rotherham Visitor Centre

01709 835904


Tapton Lock Visitor Centre,
Lockoford Lane,
S41 7JB


Chesterfield Canal stretches from West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The Rotherham section can be enjoyed from the marina at Shireoaks through to Turnerwood and Kiveton Park Station. Tow paths offer a variety of activities including angling, canoeing and walking routes through to Rother Valley Country Park and to the Trans Pennine Trail. Run entirely by volunteers the public can become members of the restoration of the canal. The trust runs two passenger trip boats, a volunteer working party, canal events and generally assists in the restoration of the canal. Details of the Canal Trust can be obtained from the membership secretary, c/o Chesterfield canal Trust, Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield S41 0TG.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Dogs accepted

Summer weekend boat trips are run from the Visitor Centre.

Open all the time


Free entry

Free Entry, Public Right of Way

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Map reference: SK 429929  Lat: 53.43145 Long: -1.35524

Signposted from Tescos Roundabout on the A61, NE of Chesterfield.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Summer weekend boat trips are run from the Visitor Centre.

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