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Cromford Canal

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

Great walk. You can also take a canal barge trip. A cheese shop and a little cafe /art space lie at the start of the canal

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Angela M
York, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cromford Canal is a great place for walkers, cyclists and historians, with a little Visitors shop, a cafe and a working engine house. I'd recommend also visiting Wayfarer's Cottage (sorry if not spelled correctly) further along the canal. However, it can get muddy and very busy with cyclists and other walkers, and to dog owners whose dogs love the water,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great walk. You can also take a canal barge trip. A cheese shop and a little cafe /art space lie at the start of the canal

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

stop ped off after visiting the tram museum and had a quite hour for a drink of coffee watching the ducks on the canel,then pooped across the road to see arkrights mill at cromford this was a very emotioal point because i starting my working life 55 years ago in a simular mill outside Huddersfield, if you are interested in... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Spent an excellent couple of hours on this boat trip, run by volunteers. The boat is electrically driven and so is quiet. The views of the canal banks are really good, saw lots of water birds up close. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and give a running commentary on the canal, its history and the history of this formerly highly... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walking from Arkwright's mill to Ambergate along the side of the canal, watching the ducks, taking in the history on a sunny day. Bliss. There's even the odd boat trip if you're feeling energetic, leaving from the Arkwright pump house.

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Peak District
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Take a relaxing walk or cycle along the Cromford canal and interesting to visit the pump house on the open days. If walking from Cromford to Middleton Junction you will come across a small shop and can buy an ice cream and drink. If you are walking High Peak Junction to Whatstandwell there is a tearoom. Apart from that not... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We parked up at the Cromford Mill end of the canal; not sure where the other end is. There is an ice cream van and toilets in the far corner of the car park. Being a canal it was a level walk along the canal bank whilst enjoying the view; there being no locks along this sections. It looked as... More 

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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