The Chesterfield Canal Trust exists to promote the canal as a waterway for all. Working in partnership, it aims to bring the whole 46 miles from Chesterfield to West Stockwith back into water. It engages with communities along its banks to enhance and protect the unique social, economic and recreational benefits of this historic and beautiful waterway.
Amongst other activities we run four trip boats (one in Ranby, one in Worksop, one in Hollingwood and the fourth in Chesterfield). We run Work Parties on the canal on Thursdays and Sundays; and we have a 93-year old ex BW working boat, Python, that we use for maintenance work in support of the Canal & River Trust. We also have a promotional trailer, the James Brindley, that attends events and town centres throughout the year; and we have built Dawn Rose, the first new Cuckoo boat (unique to the canal) for over 80 years.
Our base is in the restored and extended Hollingwood Lock House, now called Hollingwood Hub, in Chesterfield. It has a Coffee Shop, we run a shop there almost every day and it is available for hire. The Trust has over 2000 members, who, for a small membership fee, receive regular copies of the Trust’s award-winning magazine Cuckoo and monthly E-Newsletters. In addition the Trust has regular meetings, social events, festivals etc. Visit our website for more details: www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/
Chesterfield Canal Trust: Canal Map
To find our base at Hollingwood Hub: