GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chesterfield Canal Walk

5 miles (8 km)

A waterside walk along the Chesterfield Canal from Chesterfield to Staveley.
The walk starts from the train station where you can pick up a section of the Cuckoo Way to take you north along the River Rother. On your right you will pass Tapton House, the former home of engineer George Stephenson, who built the first public railway line to use steam locomotives. Tapton House grounds are now open for free use by the general public to walk around and visit the Tapton Gardens. In this area you will also pass Tapton Lock where you will find the only Visitor Centre on the Canal. The centre includes a wealth of information with Maps, Leaflets, Books, Crafts and refreshments available.
You continue along the canal through Brimington and Hollingwood, where there's a pretty lock.
The final section takes you into Staveley, with views of the River Rother, which also runs through the town.
In Staveley you can extend the walk by heading south and visiting Poolsbrook Country Park. The 180 acre park consists of 85 acres of woodland, 42 acres of grassland and 23 acres of green water.
If you continue north along the Cuckoo Way you will come to Eckington's Renishaw Hall and Rother Valley Country Park.

Chesterfield Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chesterfield Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south of Chesterfield there's the village of Wingerworth where there are some more nice waterside trails along the Wingerworth Lido and the Great Pond of Stubbing.


Chesterfield canal visitor centre - - 43837

Chesterfield canal visitor centre

Chesterfield Canal - Wheeldon Mill Lock - - 356717

Canal lock and countryside

Chesterfield Canal - Wood Sculpture - - 301293


Chesterfield Canal Bridge - - 613466

Chesterfield Canal Bridge

Hollingwood - Hollingwood Lock - - 1256563

Hollingwood Lock 1

Chesterfield canal lock hollingwood

Hollingwood Lock 2

Chesterfield Canal - Mill Green (Staveley) - - 1058976

Canal approaching Staveley

Staveley Hall - View from Duke Street - - 1016917

Staveley Hall

GPS Files

GPX File

Chesterfield Canal.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Chesterfield Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)