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Tony Downes, proprietor of the Chesterfield Canal Boat Company
Robin Hood in West Stockwith Basin
Tranquility on the Chesterfield Canal
Narrowboat Hire, holidays on the Chesterfield Canal
Welcome to the Chesterfield Canal

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Chesterfield Canal on one of our luxurious modern narrowboats.

Starting from our base at West Stockwith Canal Basin near Gainsborough, meander through peaceful rolling countryside with unspoiled villages and small market towns to explore on the way.

The boating is easy at first with well-spaced locks which introduce you gently to the pleasures of a canal boat holiday.  After Retford the countryside is more undulating and the charming narrow locks, dating from 1777, are frequently met.

The canal, recently restored beyond Shireoaks Basin up to Kiverton Park, requires a cruising time of around 60 hours with the return trip of 70 miles passing through 69 locks.

Beyond Shireoaks, a stroll along the towpath to view the picturesque upper reaches of the canal and the current lock restorations is recommended for those interested in canal heritage.

Leisurely trace your way back to West Stockwith revisiting some (if not all!) of the twenty or so hostelries along the way to complete your holiday!
The White Swan at Drakeholes Tunnel, near Bawtry