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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is located off Lockoford Lane, off A61, Tesco roundabout. This lock house on the Chesterfield Canal is the base for the Three Valleys Project, managed by the Countryside Service. This project encourages conservation and improve access in the Moss, Drone and Rother Valleys.




The visitor centre is open to the public and offers a drop-in-point for information on the Chesterfield Canal and surrounding countryside sites and attractions. It also boasts a lively programme of events and activities, an exhibition area and a shop.

The visitor centre is open everyday from April to October 10am - 4.30pm and weekends only from November to March 10.00am - 4pm.

Boat rides are run by the Chesterfield Canal Trust on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from 1pm 4pm.

Tapton Lock gives access to the Trans Pennine Trail southern link, a multi-user coast to coast path.

The Chesterfield Canal Greenway uses part of the trail to create an accessible route linking Chesterfield, Staveley and the communities along the canal.

Contact Tapton Lock Visitor Centre,
Lockoford Lane,
Chesterfield,
S41 7JB.
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Tel & Fax: 01246 551035

Grid ref: SK 388 729

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