|John Varley - Chesterfield|
The John Varley runs trips from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield. When the John Varley is in the lock, boarding is level with the towpath which, together with the boat's wheelchair lift means the boat is suitable for our less mobile guests.
Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.
Regular Sunday trips and Full Length trips 2015
For all bookings and information about the following, ring 01629 533020.
2-hour trips at 10.00 from Tapton Lock every Sunday from April to October. (£8/£7). Booking essential.
Two hour Summertime Wednesday Evening Cruises - from Tapton Lock as follows: 6th May - Fish and Chip Feast; 20th May - Beer Tasting with Brampton Brewery; 3rd June - Live Folk Night; 17th June - Cheese Tasting with Davidson’s Cheese Factors; 1st July - Wine Tasting with Majestic Wine; 15th July - Chocolate Heaven with Thorntons; 29th July - Fish and Chip Feast. (7 p.m. sailing; £15; adults only). Booking essential.
Two hour Summertime Wednesday Evening Cruise and Dine - from Tapton Lock. Cruise to the Mill Pub at Brimington, to enjoy a quiet meal in the pub’s new Tea Rooms. Choose from our four menus and sweets. 13th & 27th May, 10th & 24th June, 8th & 22nd July. (7 p.m. sailing; £15; adults only). Booking essential.
Concessions are for Under 16s and Over 65s; babes in arms go free.
Santa Special trips every weekend from late November to Christmas (£6 for all).
Charter bookings cost £45 per hour for up to 12 passengers.
To enquiry about booking the John Varley for a charter trip,
It is possible to combine John Varley with Madeline for groups of up to 24 passengers.
|Fri Mar 06 @20:00 - |
Race Night in Killamarsh
|Sat Mar 07 @10:25 - |
Walk - Kiveton and Rother Valley
|Sun Mar 08|
|Wed Mar 11 @10:00 - |
6-hour Cruise from Chesterfield
|Thu Mar 12 @19:30 - |
Chesterfield Canal Talk
|Wed Mar 18 @19:30 - |
A.G.M. at Hollingwood Hub
|Sat Mar 21|
|Sat Mar 21 @10:00 - |
Gardening get together at Hollingwood Hub
|Tue Mar 24 @19:30 - |
The Churchfitters at Hollingwood Hub
|Wed Mar 25 @19:30 - |
Python crew meeting