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Planning your visit

Address: Turnerwood, Thorpe Salvin, Worksop, S80 3LA

Price: Once you're parked up it's free

Turnerwood is a picture-perfect hamlet on the Chesterfield Canal. There are magnificent locks and great walks through peaceful countryside with plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. Turnerwood, on the Chesterfield Canal, linked the River Trent to the centre of Chesterfield to transport coal from the coalfields of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. You can see a run of 22 ‘staircase’ locks built almost 250 years ago by James Brindley, the famous canal engineer.

Great for

  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Photography

Spot a boat

Watch boats negotiate James Brindley’s double and triple locks


Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are no picnic benches by the canal


  • The Cuckoo Way

    Along the towpath

Pack a camera and photograph the stunning countryside rich with wildlife


On street parking is available on Marina Drive

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