Events at this Venue
|Mon 26 Sep||Lock Keeper's Table Cruises|
|Sun 2 Oct||John Varley 45 Minute Canal Cruises|
|Sun 9 Oct||John Varley 45 Minute Canal Cruises|
|Sun 16 Oct||John Varley 45 Minute Canal Cruises|
|Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct||All Things Autumn Halloween Family Fun Trail|
|Sun 23 Oct||John Varley 45 Minute Canal Cruises|
45 minute trips on the John Varley Tripboat. There’s no need to book for these trips – just turn up and cruise!
Trips run at 12.00, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Trips on the John Varley will run on every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to October plus Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Derbyshire School Holidays.
The John Varley runs trips from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield. When the John Varley is in the lock, boarding is level with the towpath which, together with the boat's wheelchair lift means the boat is suitable for less mobile guests.
Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.
|Sun 2 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Sun 9 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Sun 16 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Sun 23 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Tue 25 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Thu 27 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
|Sun 30 Oct 2016||12:00 to 15:00|
(Concessions are for Under 16's and Over 65's - Babes in arms go free.)
SK 387729 53.25223 -1.42141
Limited parking on the road
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right hand lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (traffic light controlled, Tesco) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (Lockoford Lane). Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is on right. Parking on street.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At next roundabout (traffic light controlled, Tesco) select right hand lane and take 3rd exit (Lockoford Lane). Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is on right. Parking on street.
: 2 miles from Chesterfield station
- Baby changing facilities
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups