We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Come and see us at the only Visitor Centre on the Chesterfield Canal.  We are packed with information and things to do.  Our friendly and informative staff have loads of ideas to help you make the most of your visit.  Join one of our guided walks or family fun events, take a trip aboard the Chesterfield Canal Trust's trip boat the John Varley or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the towpath. 

  • Nature spots

Tourist Information Centre



Lockoford Lane
S18 4DE

Disability Access Information

Visitor Centre and toilets are wheelchair accessible.  the John Varley has a wheelchair lift and the towpath is an easy access surfaced route. 
  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately