20th September 2018
Our Walking Festival is going really well, despite dreadful weather today.
The star event has been our full length walk – all 46 miles from Waterside Basin in Chesterfield to West Stockwith Lock on the River Trent, over the course of three days.
The happy band reached their goal today. All said that they had thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to next year.
We are very grateful to Rev John Merrill, Britain’s most experienced hiker and an Honorary Vice President of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, for leading the walk and to Iain Rowbotham, who did all the organising and minibus driving.
The group at Waterside – note the Crooked Spire.
Walking along the River Rother.
At bridge no. 1 – Tapton Mill Bridge.
On the towpath at Hollingwood.
Arriving at Hollingwood Hub.
Arriving at Dog Kennel Bridge in Kiveton Park.
The last section of towpath before West Stockwith Basin.
This proves they really were by the River Trent.