Chesterfield Canal, Chesterfield

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The Chesterfield Canal is a barge canal in the north of England and it is known locally as 'Cuckoo Dyke'. It was opened in 1777 and ran 46mi from the River Trent at West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is currently navigable as far inland as Kiveton Park near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, plus an isolated section near Chesterfield. Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is located on the Chesterfield Canal to the north of Tapton Park.The canal was built to export coal, limestone, and lead from Derbyshire, iron from Chesterfield, and corn, deals, timber, groceries, etc. into Derbyshire. The stone for the Palace of Westminster was quarried in North Anston, Rotherham, and transported via the canal. It briefly attained fame in 1978 when maintenance workers accidentally pulled a drain plug that no one was aware of and caused a portion to empty.
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  • We were turned up on hoping to get on a regular 45 minute trip on the canal boat but 'unfortunately' turned up on a Friday when a 2 hour cream tea trip was taking place! Fortunately the crew were able...  more »
  • This cafe is just around the corner from where I live and is a great start (and finish) to a weekend walk on the canal. We had coffees and cakes which were relatively inexpensive and sat on the benche...  more »
  • Great walk along the Canal and a lot of wildlife to see a really nice cafe with lovely welcoming staff, I take my dog walking along the canal and call in for a welcome cup of coffee  more »
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  • Its right on my door step and love walking the dogs along it

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