Spring cruises on the Chesterfield Canal

Trip boats

Madeline will start its weekly Saturday cruises from April 27.

All start from Hollingwood Hub.
Trips leave at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00.
No advance bookings, just come and pay on the day.
£5 for adults, £3 for under 16s.
Madeline also runs walk-up trips on Wednesdays during the Derbyshire school holidays between Easter and September, on Mondays during the Derbyshire schools summer holidays and on Bank Holiday Mondays. Midweek walk-up trips start at 11.00.

2-hour trips on Saturday mornings for 2019

There are 2-hour return trips to Staveley Town Basin or Bluebank every Saturday from 27th April to the end of September at 10.00.
£10 for adults, £6 for under 16s.
Free tea and coffee.
Booking essential, ring 01629 533020.

Fish & Chip cruises

On 23rd May and 20th June. 7 p.m.
£16. Two hour cruise including your Fish & Chips taken on the foredeck of the boat.
Booking essential, ring 01629 533020.

Strawberry Cream Tea cruises courtesy of Katey’s Coffee Shop

Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. from 5th June to 17th July inclusive.
£14.50. Two hour cruise including your cream tea provided by Katey’s Coffee Shop which will be taken on the foredeck of the boat.
Booking essential, ring 01629 533020.

Santa Specials

Weekends in December (£7). Bookings open on 1st September.

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John Varley will continue its weekly Sunday cruises at 10am from
Tapton Lock (S41 7JB) until the end of October, except September 15.
(2hr, £8.50/£7.50)
Booking is essential for all trips unless stated. For all bookings and information, ring 01629 533020.

Staveley Packet Cruises (6hr, £21) at 10am on the last Saturday each month from May to October. Booking essential.

School Holiday Taster Trips (£3/£2) half-hourly from 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Derbyshire School Spring and Summer holidays. No booking – just turn up.

Evening Fish & Chip Specials (2hr, £16.50) at 19.00 on 1st, 15th & 29th May; 12th & 26th June; 10th & 24th July. Booking essential.

Lunchtime Fish & Chip Specials (2hr, £16.50) at 12.00 on 22nd May; 5th & 19th June; 3rd & 17th July. Booking essential.

Summer Special Cruises (2hr, £12) at 19.00 on 5th June – Live Folk Cruise (SOLD OUT) and on 19th June – Canal History and its Future. Bring your own refreshments. Booking essential.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2 hr, £6/£4) at 11.00 and 15.00 on 15th June. Bring your own picnic and Teddy. Booking essential.

August Fridays – Cake and Cruise at 10.00 and Strawberry Cream Tea Cruises at 14.30 (2hr, £13) on Fridays throughout August. Booking essential.

Santa Special trips (£7) every weekend from 23rd November to Christmas. Booking essential, bookings open on September 1st.

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Hugh Henshall will be doing

One hour return trips from the Lock Keeper pub at Worksop – every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from May 5 to the end of September.

Adults £6, Under 16s £4
Trips depart at 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Go up and down through two locks.
Booking from the towpath on the day.
20% off food voucher for the pub if you take a trip.
Either arrive early, book from the towpath, pay to get your food voucher, enjoy your meal and take the trip afterwards; or pay and take your trip, get your food voucher and eat afterwards.
Passengers requiring the use of our wheelchair lift may book in advance on 0114 360 0640.
You can join us at 10.30 at Shireoaks for the one way journey to the Lock Keeper. Booking essential.


Seth Ellis

For bookings and information, please ring 07925 851569 or email sethellis@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk

May 6th
From Retford Town Lock (30 mins, £3.50)

May 18th & 19th
From Drakeholes via the tunnel to Shaw Lock (2½ hr, £12)

May 25th, 26th & 27th
From the Chequers Inn, Ranby (2hr, £10)

June 1st & 2nd
From the Gate Inn at Clarborough (1hr, £6)

June 22nd & 23rd
From the Boat Inn at Hayton (1½ hr, £7)

July 13th & 14th
From the Chequers Inn, Ranby (2hr, £10)

July 28th
Pirate Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford (30 mins, £7)

August 3rd & 4th
From Drakeholes via the tunnel to Shaw Lock (2½ hr, £12)

August 10th & 11th
From the Boat Inn at Hayton (1½ hr, £7)

August 24th, 25th & 26th
From the Chequers Inn, Ranby (2hr, £10)

September 14th
From Retford Town Lock (45 mins, £5 or £18 for a family up to 3 children)

Weekends in November and December
Santa Special Trips from the Hop Pole, Retford. (£7) Bookings open on 1st September.

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