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

Walking along this canal is a lovely, peaceful experience. It is well away from traffic so is a very safe environment. On this visit I only walked a comparatively short distance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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374 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Walking along this canal is a lovely, peaceful experience. It is well away from traffic so is a very safe environment. On this visit I only walked a comparatively short distance south from Cromford but in the past I have walked to Ambergate and then caught the train back to Cromford.

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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

good level walking ok for wheel chairs good cafe at cromford end and snack bar at the junction .Worth going during the week as can be busy weekends in summer good al year round walk.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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136 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pleasant walk from Cromford Canal/Wheatcroft Whalf to High Peak Junction along a well maintained path with plenty of wildlife and view's of the surrounding countryside to keep you occupied.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Such a variety of scenes and excellent walking surface. This canal is surprisingly open, and well looked after by an active team. excellent to walk down and eat at The Family Tree & then return or catch the train to Ambergate and walk back, again via The Family Tree!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice setting and friendly people .Good honest cafe food .worth visiting particularly for the setting and reasonable cafe

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derbyshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

walked from matlock bath to cromford mill and canal,,,quite a walk but a lovely stroll if your having a good old natter on the way! took a rucksack full of food and stopped on the carpark picnic benches for lunch at the canal,saw somw great wildlife and enjoyed the sunshine although it was getting pretty chilly. I would love to... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A great easy walk with children next to the canal. Saw some interesting wildlife and the best bit was warming up in the cafe just in the car park, next to the canal. I have a dairy allergy which makes having a coffee out a bit boring, but the girl was so helpful, offering suggestions and finally making me a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've visited the canal twice this year, once in May and again in October. Both times I've walked from the Mill car park to the Pumping Station but each walk has been very different. May saw the delights of the Dab chicks successfully diving for food. A real joy to watch! In October I visited for one of the Heritage... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The canal path can be muddy in the winter but it is a smashing walk which you can make as long or short as you wish. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy en route as well particularly the water birds. There is a decent café at the Cromford end with plenty of car parking and public toilets.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

good but easy walk along the canal to Whatstandwell with a pumping station along the way. Can cross the road to visit Richard Arkwright's old mill.

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