Linacre reservoirs are just 12 minutes drive away. Free parking. 3 beautiful reservoirs surrounded by undulating woods with a multitude of walks.

One of our favourites is the 3 Merry Lads public house in Cutthorpe near Linacre. Serves meals from lunchtime right through until mid-evening. Great food at reasonable prices. Often they have the coal fire lit to snugle up in front of.

Chesterfield Canal has had extensive restoration and improvement and the towpath provides a flat, safe, and interesting route out of the town into the country. You can book in advance to go on a canal boat trip.