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Address: Cromford Wharf & High Peak Junction | near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
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Cromford Canal, the best way to explore it!

The Derwent Valley has got a lot to offer and the Cronford Canal is a man made ribbon of nature running through from Cromford to Ambergate. It's an AONB and SSSI nature reserve... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Peak District, United Kingdom
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Peak District, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Derwent Valley has got a lot to offer and the Cronford Canal is a man made ribbon of nature running through from Cromford to Ambergate. It's an AONB and SSSI nature reserve maintained by the local authority. Thankfully, they do not over protect it and recreational use of the canal, all be it, controlled, is allowed. The area that... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very pleasant little trip down the canal. The boat is covered so no problem if it rains. Its particularly suitable for those who need a more leisurely pace

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Although we have both walked the canal path on several occasions, for one of us, the trip on the canal boat was a new experience; the other had done it before and found it much improved. It was very relaxing and the people on duty were friendly and informative. The commentary on the way down the canal was clearly audible... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

very pretty walk along the tow path. Watched some young people get a lesson on how to steer a canoe.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a fabulous, peaceful trip on the narrow boat along Cromford Canal yesterday. Despite the drizzle, the setting is beautiful and the team of volunteers very friendly, making this such an enjoyable couple of hours. Loved the wildlife, the greenery and the atmosphere.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

With a pay and display car park at the Cromford end of the canal (£1.30 for 2 hours) we parked and enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the canal. Coots and moorhens were in abundance and their young. Quite a few people were enjoying the walk, some serious walkers and some just leisurely like us. A number of dog walkers but... More 

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derby uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a pleasant stroll for a couple of miles along the peaceful canal. There were many ducks busily rearing their young in the water. It's near where we live and we often visit for a lovely couple of hours.

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Codnor, Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We parked the car at Amberagte Station and caught the train to Cromford (£3.30 single fare). From Cromford Station it is a five minute stroll to the start of the Cromford Canal. Before you start your walk you might fancy a visit to Arkwright Mills where there's a variety of small gift and craft shops and a nice cafeteria. From... More 

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Starting from the Cromford end of the Canal there is good car parking { pay } adjacent to the Canal together with a very pleasant Cafe. Dogs are not allowed in the Cafe but there is plenty of seating outside. The Tow path from Cromford to the junction with the High Peak Railway is very well maintained after that you... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely place to walk anytime of the day, also ideal for bikes or wheelchairs. Beautiful countryside and lots of wildlife to see.

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Address: Cromford Wharf & High Peak Junction | near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
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