Canal Walking Festival

Words: The Chesterfield Canal Trust


The fourth Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival will run from 10 to 18 September.


There are 40 walks on offer varying from a couple of miles to the full 46 miles of the canal over three consecutive days.


The Chesterfield Canal Trust, which organises the event, once again believes it to be the largest canal focussed walking festival in the country, with more walks and walkers than any other.


The walks must be booked in advance either online or by ringing 01246 477569. All are free except those that involve a boat trip.


The canal towpath is officially designated the Cuckoo Way and it runs from Chesterfield to the River Trent, through Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire. There are walks taking place at various locations along its full length.


The Trust’s Cuckoo Way officer, David Blackburn said: “We look forward to seeing old friends again and hope to welcome many newcomers too. We believe that our 46 mile long canal has parts that are as attractive as any in the country. Do take the opportunity to join a walk in an area with which you are not familiar, and you will hopefully be pleasantly surprised.”




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