Seasonal specials on the Chesterfield Canal

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust has started its Santa Special season with a selection of trips on four different boats from five different venues.
They run on Saturdays and Sundays right up to Christmas Eve and on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before Christmas.
On all the Santa Special cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult. There is a flat rate of £7 for all passengers.
It is essential to book, because the cruises are very popular – last year the canal trust carried well over 2000 happy boaters keen to see Santa enjoying a trip on the water before taking to his sleigh on Christmas Eve.
To book a cruise on John Varley from Tapton Lock in Chesterfield or on Madeline from Hollingwood Hub, ring 01629 533020; for Hugh Henshall from the Lock Keeper in Worksop or from Shireoaks, ring 0114 360 0460 and for Seth Ellis from the Hop Pole in Retford, ring 07925 851569. It is also possible to book a Christmas charter during the week for up to 12 people at a time on any of the boats.