Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Chesterfield Canal Trust

Santa Special cruises

Booking is now open for our Santa Specials. Click here for full details.

Norbriggs and Puddlebank Walk

We will have a walk to explain the works that will be carried out in the next few years across the Doe Lea Valley on Saturday 9th at 2 p.m. All welcome. Meet at the end of the Norbriggs Arm on the A619. S43 3BN.

2022 Calendar

Our new calendar is now available. Click here to buy it online.

Christmas cards

Our new Christmas cards are now available. Click here for full information.


John Varley continues to run its Sunday cruises from Tapton Lock and will do a Staveley Packet cruise on Saturday 30th.

Madeline will be running cruises on 23rd, 25th and 27th. On 23rd all fares will go to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Madeline Siddall, after whom the boat is named. Madeline will also be running Halloween cruises on Saturday 30th.

Seth Ellis will be running Halloween cruises on Sunday 31st.

Tender opportunities

We have a new page in the Restoration section of our website which lists past, present and future tendering opportunities. Click here to see it.

Information Centre & Shop

Our Information Centre and Shop at Hollingwood Hub is open almost every day from 11 to 3. If you would like to volunteer to help.

IAM at the Hub

On Saturday 9th we are delighted to be hosting the monthly meeting of our friends from the Chesterfield Group of IAM Roadsmart (advanced drivers), in the car park at Hollingwood from 9.30 to 1. Everyone is welcome, so if you'd like find out more about the Advanced Driving course, or are just looking to brush up you're driving skills generally why not drop in for a chat and maybe a free trial run. Meanwhile, you can find more information about IAM Roadsmart on

Living afloat

If you have ever thought of living on a narrowboat, you might be interested in this online event.

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:31 by Roz Bullimore

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