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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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beautiful flat surface walk suitable for pushchairs and families

Great place to observe wild life and lovely countryside in historic industrial setting. Can get really busy at weekends and bank holidays. Don't forget to pop into café at either... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
billie clare r
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to observe wild life and lovely countryside in historic industrial setting. Can get really busy at weekends and bank holidays. Don't forget to pop into café at either end of walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went along with 40+ friends from LICHFIELD cruising club very knowledgeable crew and very informative keeping the canal alive in a very eco friendly way of running well done to all of you

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had a very enjoyable walk alongside this canal. It is always very peaceful, and there is plenty of wildlife to observe, even in winter. It is possible to walk the whole length from Ambergate to Cromford, but that is for those who are reasonably fit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great little canal for stand up paddleboarding. The stretch we paddle is about 2 km long and wold be great for beginners but don't paddle alone as it very secluded if you did have a problem. Very beautiful though with a nice cafe at the carpark which you have to pay for.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

wonderful trip with grandkids in tow---nothing too much trouble for anyone a place we will be revisiting and recommending to friends

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was taken by my wife and sister to the Cromford Canal yesterday, my first outing since leaving hospital. The idea was just tea and cake at the excellent little cafe. But when we got there Birdswood, the canal boat purchased & operated by the Friends of Cromford Canal. was waiting for passengers to take the leisurely two hour return... More 

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luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visited the Cromford Canal and took one of the Wednesday Canal trips.The journey is just over a mile long,and the return trip takes about two hours.The boat is electric powered,and we were given a running commentary by the staff about interesting places along the canal. At certain dates during the year the barge is horse drawn,but we missed this.We just... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Walked the canal from High Peak junction to Ambergate and back. Such a lovely walk with a break at The Family Tree Cafe at Whatstandwell. Bluebells in abundance and newly born ducklings. A wonderfull way to spend a few hours.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's a lovely walk down by the canal,. You see all sorts of wild life. There is a small cafe, good for ice cream and snacks. It is opposite the mills where you can take a walk around.

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Cromford Canal was just part of a circular walk we di around Cromford, taking in the Black Rocks too. The view across Cromford is amazing. The canal and old railway line are lovely to walk. Thoroughly recommend Able to get a drink and snack at High Peak Junction as well as a great snack hut at Black Rocks car park

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