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Chesterfield Canal Trust

Chesterfield Canal Trust

Madeline is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers. It was purpose built by Eckington School and launched in 2014. It has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and large opening windows all around. A big cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. Access to the passenger cabin is down a short flight of steep steps. There is a large front deck.

The Chesterfield Canal Trust uses it as a tripboat and splits the income with the school. It runs walk-up trips every Saturday from April to October and on Wednesdays in the Derbyshire schoolholidays.

It is available for charter at any time of the year. It costs £45 an hour.

Passengers may have a turn at steering, under the supervision of our crew.

  • Boat trips - public

  • Boat trips - charter

  • Boat trips - education / community


Hollingwood Hub

22 Works Road
S43 2PF

Disability Access Information

There is no facility for wheelchairs. The steps are quite steep.
  • 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