Waterway Walks & Explorations
A rough, illustrated, guide to the former Chesterfield Canal, west of Norwood Tunnel, and what it looks like today.
By clicking the icon in the top left of the map window, you can select/deselect other options to view or click the icon top right to view full screen. Click on the markers to see photographs (some have multiple images) and descriptions of the locations.
The canal route is shown in
The route is unusual in that two separate diversions were made to accomodate railways and later also the expansion of Staveley Works. The approximate route of a separate waterway - the Hollingwood Tunnel - has also been included as traffic from this tunnel/mine was transhipped into Chesterfield Canal craft.
I have found a number of websites with more information on the waterway and its
history. The following are just samples.
For a historic map of the route, follow this link and then adjust the
transparency on the slider scale to view the present day appearance:
The best starting point is probably This wikipedia entry
This website is for the Chesterfield Canal Trust who are seeking to complete restoration of the canal. Their website includes details of the planned restoration and lots of downloadable maps, photos and walking guides.