Hugh Henshall, will be doing Santa Special trips from the Lock Keeper pub in Worksop, (S81 1TJ) on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December.
It will be doing Santa Special trips from Shireoaks (S81 8LP) on every Saturday and Sunday from 10th to 18th December and on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December.
On all our Santa Special Cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult. £7 per person.
In 2011, the Canal Trust won £60,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in the Jubilee Peoples Millions public vote. The result of that project is our trip boat, the Hugh Henshall.
The picture above shows the Hugh Henshall on a public trip at Worksop.
The video below is our new promotional video for Sunday trips from the Lock Keeper pub in Worksop.
The Hugh Henshall has a light airy cabin; the lack of fixed seating offers ultimate flexibilty for guests in wheelchairs.
Equipped with a state of the art hybrid drive system, the Hugh Henshall can, at the discretion of the crew, switch over from diesel to electric drive and cruise almost silently through the rural settings the canal provides. This gives visitors an ideal opportunity to see the wildlife and appreciate the peace and tranquillity the Chesterfield Canal can offer.
From the on-board galley, crew can serve reasonably priced hot and cold drinks. Visitors are more than welcome to consume their own food on board and we have a large table at the front of the boat to help with on-board picnics! Laura's Coffee Shop can provide buffets.
We are always happy to receive feedback on our trips.
Public Trip dates 2017
One hour trips from the Lock Keeper pub at Worksop - every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to September. (£6/£4). Trips depart at 12.00, 1.00 and 2.00. No booking - just turn up.
Join us at 10.30 at Shireoaks for the one way journey to the Lock Keeper. Please book.
Easter Bunny Cruises from the Lock Keeper pub at Worksop - 16th and 17th April (1 hr, £7). Booking essential - ring 0114 360 0460.
Shireoaks to Kiveton Park (one way) - 28th April (5½ hrs, £15). Booking essential - ring 0114 360 0460.
Kiveton Park to Shireoaks (one way) - 29th April (5½ hrs, £15). Booking essential - ring 0114 360 0460.
Shireoaks Gala (1hr, £5) - 1st July. No booking - just turn up.
Shireoaks/Turnerwood return (2+1 hrs, £10) - on 15th July and 9th September. Booking essential - ring 0114 360 0460.
Weekends in December
Santa Special trips from the Lock Keeper and Shireoaks. (£7)
The Hugh Henshall is now on the eastern stretch of the canal at Worksop where it is available for charter.
Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic including alcoholic refreshments. Plates, glasses, cutlery and serviettes are available for your use. Alternatively a buffet can be arranged through Laura's Coffee Shop. If you are celebrating a special occasion the crew can decorate the boat externally with bunting and you can bring internal decorations. A CD player can be arranged too.
For all our trips, ample free car parking is available and it is wheelchair accessible. Please call to discuss your specific requirements.
Hugh Henshall was an 18th century engineer involved in the building of the canal along with John Varley and James Brindley. You can read more about Hugh Henshall here.