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

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

We have a small shop which sells hot and cold drinks, ice cream and snacks. We also have a good selection of gifts, maps and books. 

The visitor centre is a great place to start exploring the Chesterfield Canal and the Trans Pennine Trail southern link.

We have a display about the canal and its history plus other leaflets; self guided walks and information about the area.  

Chesterfield Canal Trust volunteers run Boat Trips from the Visitor Centre on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays through the summer months, with Santa Special Trips at weekends in December.

  • Boat trips - public

  • Boat trips - charter

  • Boat trips - education / community

  • Nature spots

Tourist Information Centre


Lockoford Lane
S41 7JB

Disability Access Information

The visitor centre, its gardens and its facilities are fully accessible and we have a Tramper mobility scooteravailable to help you explore further.
  • 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