At the time of writing, we know of only one hire company operating on the canal – the Chesterfield Canal Boat Company based at West Stockwith. Click here to go to their website.

If you know of or represent any more, please let us know. We’d be delighted to include details here.


If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be able to take control of your own narrow boat but lacked the confidence to give it a go, JP Boat Training Services can help. You can learn the fundamental basics of narrow boating and mastering the locks on a 60ft narrow boat on a leisurely day out on the Chesterfield Canal, together with their experienced handlers. Click here to go to their website.