Chesterfield Canal

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway.

Built more than 200 years ago to transport lead, iron and coal to the River Trent and following the collapse of the Norwood Tunnel in 1907, it fell into disuse. The five mile stretch from Chesterfield to Staveley is now restored and a wonderful place to visit, known locally as the Cuckoo Way.

Start from the Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, where you’ll find friendly advice and a selection of walking and cycling maps and leaflets to help you explore. With freshly ground coffee, delicious snacks and homemade cakes. It’s just a short walk along the towpath to the town and the famous ‘Crooked Spire’.

You can find more information at the following webites:

Chesterfield Canal Trust

Derbyshire Council Information

Tapton Lock is approximately a 40 minute drive from Six Litton Mill

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