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Off the water Nearby attractions Tapton Lock Visitor Centre
Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The only Visitor Centre on the Chesterfield Canal is on Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, off the A61 at the Tesco roundabout; SatNav S41 7JB. It is run by Derbyshire County Council. Tel 01629 533020.

  • Information

  • Crafts and Events

  • Maps, Leaflets, Books

  • Boat licences issued

  • Snacks, Hot and Cold Drinks

  • Motability Scooter Loan


April to October:
Open every day
10.00am to 4.00pm (closed for lunch from 1 to 1.45pm)

November to March:
Open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
10.00am to 4.00pm
(closed for lunch Monday and Tuesday from 1 to 1.45pm)


For a link to the Derbyshire County Council Tapton Lock website page, click here.

The Centre is one of the bases for the Derbyshire Countryside Ranger Service and the embarkation point for the John Varley, the Chesterfield Canal Trust's passenger trip boat.

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre
Lockoford Lane
S41 7JB

01629 533020

Grid ref: SK 388 729