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Cromford Canal

Cromford Wharf & High Peak Junction | near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Matlock
Type: Biking Trails
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A regular dog walking area that never fails to please us and the two hounds!! Even better now the overhanging trees have been coppiced as this lets more light in and will no doubt encourage even more wildlife. Great to see the boat back on the waterway and being used too. New cheese shop next to the cafe is interesting... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Part of History. Delightful short canal which served Cromford Mill. Has visitor facilities ( not used) including cafe. Leads to the start of the High Peak Trail (which used to be a railway) which leads eventually to Ashbourne. We cheated by using the car to join up the jigsaw!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent a very pleasant, relaxing afternoon with our daughter and two young grandsons cruising on the Birdswood through some lovely scenery on the Cromford Canal which is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) within the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. During the cruise we were lucky enough to get a brief glimpse of a water vole... More

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have walked the Cromford Canal several times now and always enjoy it but this time I had the added pleasure of seeing the canal boat being pulled by a lovely crossbreed shire horse named Chelsea. The whole area is beautiful and great for wildlife photography. Best of all it is accessible to all ages and abilities, even those with... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely countryside, close to the main roads but once on the walk you are a world away from the modern world - especially when the narrow boat goes by. The Leawood Pumphouse is worth a look when it is running.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a superb ride on the Cromford Canal boat from Cromford to High Peak Junction. The guides were exceptionally informative and very friendly. If I lived in the area I would be a volunteer it is such a worthy cause and well worth the ride. My trip was with the electric motor but there are times when it is horse... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great to walk along this well maintained canal path and see some lovely natural environments. Can't wait to revisit in different seasons.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Parking is easy cost about £1.00 for 2 hours plenty of time to take a look around and have a snack. If you want a boat trip on the canal would suggest paying for longer parking. The scenery is really pretty its a nice quiet place for adults and children to visit. There is a museum if you want to... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a wonderful walk along the canal from Cromford and then lunch in the restaurant, afterwards we went on the barge crewed entirely by volunteers who explained all about the aims and achievements of the band of volunteers who have toiled to open up the stretch of the canal so far open and also their aims for the future. It... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always come for a walk along the canal and always find it a pleasure! Everything is so well maintained and the cafe's are also such a pleasure to go into! We take our dog who also enjoys it!

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