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 (to see a video of this in action, click here)


Open every day, except Christmas Day
10.00am to 4.00pm (closed for lunch from 1 to 1.45pm from Monday to Friday)


For a link to Derbyshire County Council’s Chesterfield Canal 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

Grid ref: SK 388 729