We have a 90 year old ex bw working boat python that we use for maintenance work in support of the canal river trust. Madeline tripboat the chesterfield canal trust runs boat trips on madeline from hollingwood hub every saturday from the start of april to to the end of october.
In 2011 the canal trust won 60 000 from the big lottery fund in the jubilee peoples millions public vote.
Chesterfield canal boat trips. Where there are two prices the concessions are for under 16s and over 65s. See 309 reviews articles and 99 photos of chesterfield canal ranked no 3 on tripadvisor among 49 attractions in chesterfield. The path is flat so you can quickly cover the distance.
Requires a cruising time of around 60 hours with the return trip of 70 miles passing through 69 locks. All reviews tapton lock tow path dog walkers rother valley lovely walk boat trip walk or cycle nice cafe coffee shop cake all ages sunny day well worth a visit staveley hub. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along.
We run work parties on the canal on thursdays and sundays. The john varley ii runs trips from tapton lock on the tesco roundabout in chesterfield it was built in 2016 and is a state of the art tripboat with a large wheelchair lift a foredeck a hearing loop and lots of other superb features including two stained glass portholes cruising the five miles of waterway. Hollingwood hub is the home of the chesterfield canal trust.
The lack of fixed seating offers ul. On summer sundays and bank holidays you can enjoy a trip from tapton lock visitor centre on the john varley the chesterfield canal trusts trip boat. The tow path from chesterfield can be walked for miles and miles.
The madeline offers summer saturday trips from hollingwood hub and you can also meet santa on the boat on one of the special trips in december. We have a promotional trailer the. For all bookings and information ring 01629 533020.
The canal is teeming with fish. The boating is easy at first with well spaced locks which introduce you gently to the pleasures of a canal boat holiday. Whilst enjoying peace calm and wildlife.
Your trip will take you down the beautiful chesterfield canal so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. It is moored at shireoaks marina the hugh henshall has a light airy cabin and a large wheelchair lift. Booking is essential for all trips unless stated.
Amongst other activities we run four trip boats one in ranby one in worksop one in hollingwood and the fourth in chesterfield. We ended our journey at the cafe situated nr hollingwood which is really nice. The result of that project is our trip boat the hugh henshall.
Welcome to the chesterfield canal. It has five parts.