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Cromford Canal

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Lovely visit

1st time going and was a very lovely couple of hours. Got some fab pics and felt relaxed. Staff... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A Beautiful afternoon on the Cromford Canal

A beautiful afternoon on a 2hour ride on the Gorgeous Colourful Birdswood Canalboat. All run by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat D
Romford, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(49 reviews)
“tow path”(26 reviews)
The construction of the Cromford Canal by William Jessop and Benjamin Outram, partners in the Butterley company, was completed in 1794. It is 14.5 miles long and joined Cromford with the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill. The site has a wealth of...more
Cromford Wharf | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RP, England
+44 1629 823204
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my wife to see this wharf- it was raining so we didn't stop long. The volunteer in the shop was very pleasant and told us a lot about the history.

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

1st time going and was a very lovely couple of hours. Got some fab pics and felt relaxed. Staff really nice and polite. Going to book another visit with grandkids 5 star from us

Thank Derbydotter123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful afternoon on a 2hour ride on the Gorgeous Colourful Birdswood Canalboat. All run by volunteers, who were very friendly helpful people. If You wished you could purchase Drinks, small gifts etc. They asked if we all would like to go to view the...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are on holiday in Derbyshire. We went to Cromford Canal today with a view to having lunch in thw cafe. We paid parking of £1.60 and walked over towards the cafe. The outside was sealed off due to extremely noisy resurfacing work of the...More

2  Thank carter-clark
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We walked from high peak junction to Cromford along the canal, saw plenty of flora and fauna, and overtaken by canal boat being pulled along the tow path. Also a nice café at the Cromford end

Thank johnl1950
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Lovely way to finish your trip with a relaxing walk if you are visiting the area. Beautiful flora and fauna, we even managed to see a heron.

Thank Évi Szipi K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Serene canal boat trip along the Cromford canal. Commentary onboard explaining how the canal was made & future plans of the canal restoration. Very pleasant & helpful staff.The trip is dog friendly with drinks & snacks available on board.

Thank donnahC4357YT
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Really nice for a dog walk. Beautiful scenery, peaceful, and you can go for miles if you want (though a shorter walk is easy too)

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Pretty relaxing section of industrial canal, gentle walks and cafes - what more could you want on a rare sunny summers day!

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk, Lots of nature to look at water voles birds etc and a small cafe with outdoor seating for a coffee ad an ice cream.

Thank debra f
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28 August 2018|
Response from The-Old-Scribe | Reviewed this property |
Last time I was there it was Park & Walk & there was no height restriction. I’ve just looked on google street view & there was no height barrier when the pic was taken. Access is much easier at the Cromford end than any... More
jamie f
26 July 2018|
Response from sgthilts | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jamie. Sorry for the delay in responding. We didn’t notice any signs in relation to canoeing/paddle boarding, however, there’s only a short stretch of canal still in use, maybe a mile, so not ideal. Hilton
Jamie G
4 May 2018|
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Response from Lambers2013 | Reviewed this property |
Cromford canal isn't a circular walk but there's nothing stopping you walking along it and back again. yes it's pushchair friendly