GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tapton Lock Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This walk visits the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on the Chesterfield Canal in Chesterfield.
The centre is the only Visitor Centre on the Canal and includes a wealth of information with Maps, Leaflets, Books, Crafts and refreshments. This walk from the centre takes you north and then west towards Staveley and the Bluebank Pools Nature Reserve. On the way there's a series of pretty locks and some fine views of the surrounding countryside.
Look out for lots of wildlife in the Bluebank Pools area towards the end of the walk. Here you can see water voles and grass snakes and maybe a kingfisher if you are lucky. The reserve's unusual habitat includes oxbow pools, created when the River Rother was straightened to build the Great Central Railway.
You could extend the walk by heading south of the canal to visit the lakes at Poolsbrook Country Park.


S41 7JB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Tapton Lock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tapton Lock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Tapton Lock Visitor Centre - - 3644044

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Chesterfield - Tapton Lock - 20220908082443


Bluebank Lock No4 - - 2867665

Bluebank Lock No4

Chesterfield Canal - - 2313961

Chesterfield Canal

Chesterfield Canal - Approaching Mill Green (Staveley) - - 1058969

Chesterfield Canal

Staveley Town Basin - - 4116239

Staveley Town Basin


GPS Files

GPX File

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