Hollingwood Hub is the home of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. It has five parts.

1. The offices of the Trust are in the old Hollingwood Lock House.

2. Katey’s Coffee Shop – see below.

3. The David Trickett Meeting Room, which often houses our Shop – see below.

4. The garden which is tended by our volunteers and a local school.

5. The car park which can hold 60 cars comfortably.

The public parts of the building are fully accessible; there are two toilets for the disabled. The towpath is built to Access for All standards.

There is a defibrillator on the outside wall.

We run boat trips every Saturday from 13th April to the end of September departing from the Hub, plus Wednesdays in the Derbyshire school holidays. Click here for details.

To see the story of the restoration of Hollingwood Lock House click here.


Hollingwood Hub is next to Hollingwood Lock, 4 miles along the canal from the centre of Chesterfield. It is on Works Road between Hollingwood and Barrow Hill.

There are brown tourist signs.

By car – SatNav S43 2PF.  
Take the A619 which runs between Junction 30 on the M1 and the Tesco roundabout on the A61 through Chesterfield. Follow the brown Hollingwood Hub tourist signs from the A619 down Troughbrook Road. The car park is on Station Road, just before you get to the canal.

By bus – catch the 90 bus which goes right past the Hub, click here for the timetable, or catch the 70, 71, 74, 77, 80 or 80A and walk down Troughbrook Road (10 minutes).


Katey’s Coffee Shop is open every day from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

It sells drinks, sandwiches, light meals, ice creams and a selection of cakes. Everything is home made (07958 190343).



The David Trickett Meeting Room

This room is named after David Trickett, the much loved and respected Vice Chair of the Trust who died in November 2010.

We operate a Shop which is usually open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is almost always open when Madeline is running cruises.

The room is also used for exhibitions and meetings.

Email info@hollingwood.org.uk for further information.


Shop – usually open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

A meeting in the David Trickett Room …..

….. ready for a Christening party …..

…..a Concert …..

….. and an exhibition.

Finally, a shot taken by local photographer Les Wilcockson at his successful exhibition.

Community Assets, funded by HM Government Office for Civil Society in 2008 and administered by the BIG Fund, the non-Lottery funding arm of the Big Lottery Fund.