Our footpath officer David Blackburn has been working on a new project including the canal, bringing high-tech convenience to the sedate pastime of countryside walks.

It’s now possible to download an audio guide to part of the old and new canal trail covering the area around Renishaw to the south of Killamarsh. There’s a downloadable map pack and accompanying podcast that you can put on your smartphone or mp3 player to listen to as you walk the route.

To get to the Chesterfield Canal page, click here. If you don’t want to download the Audio Trail itself, you can download a PDF of the walk on the same page. It is reproduced below.

David would appreciate any feedback on this walk. You can contact him by emailing cuckooway@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk.

David Blackburn and Geraint Coles (ex-Chesterfield Canal Development Manager) test the technology at Renishaw.