Environmental regeneration

A product of the pioneering years of the Canal Age and the Industrial Revolution, after the Chesterfield Canal has for 230 years been a distinctive thread running through and linking the contrasting landscapes of Derbyshire, Rotherham and Nottinghamshire.

It has a complex social and industrial history which has left a rich heritage of structures and monuments. At the same time its long peaceful decline and semi-abandonment has allowed it to develop a diverse range of semi-natural habitats containing a unique flora and fauna.

Restoration will protect and preserve the natural and historic environment of the canal. The Partnership will work with local communities to:

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