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Canal company plaqueCuckoo Way

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, S Yorkshire

A walk along the 240-year-old Chesterfield Canal, known locally as the Cuckoo Dyke. It ceased to be used commercially in the 1950s. Efforts are being made to restore the canal, but in some places the path is overgrown and occasionally difficult to find on the ground. The path passes through, or close to, Staveley, Worksop and Retford.

Between Shaw Bridge (SK738920) and the finish it is coincident with the Trent Valley Way.


Waymark: Canal company plaque
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Canal company plaque
Attributes: Easy
Start: SK387714 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK784946 - West Stockwith Lock, Nottinghamshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Chesterfield Canal Trust - General walking information

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walkers and boaters' guide to the Chesterfield Canal and Cuckoo Way  (Hallamshire Press  - 1994 )
External PDF Walking the Chesterfield Canal  (Chesterfield Canal Trust ) Download
Guidebook A guide to the Chesterfield Canal  (Chesterfield Canal Trust )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 111, 112, 119, 120
OS Landranger Active 111, 112, 119, 120
OS Explorer 269, 270, 271, 278, 279, 280
OS Explorer Active 269, 270, 271, 278, 279, 280

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Spinney Top Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Old Rectory Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
8 Km
Dusty Miller Inn  (bookable online)
2 Km
13 Km
2 Km
15 Km

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Route Profile:

73.4 Km (45.6 miles)
443 m (1,453 ft) ascent
102 m (335 ft)  maximum height

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