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Cromford Canal

Address: Cromford Wharf & High Peak Junction | near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock DE4 3RQ, England
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Ranked #3 of 9 Activities in Matlock
Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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257 reviews 257 reviews
58 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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derbyshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The canal is local to me and in warm weather i visit with family to go down the side of the canal I use a disabled buggy and this is not problematic as the path is flat and wide. at the beginning of the canal is a small cafe which serves great food. there are toilets and car parking both... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a great flat walk with fine views especially in autumn/winter. Good shoes needed as it can be wet after rain and when walking through the tunnel. Easily accessible by public transport and excellent refreshment stops along the way.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been in love with Cromford Canal since I was a small child, and it never fails to live up to expectations. Now more accessible than ever before, with a convenient cafe, narrow boat, and well surfaced tow path, there is something for walkers, birdwatchers, the less able and those with children. As I've got older it perhaps lacks... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We liked the lovely settings and very pretty shops situated in this old mill which is the throes of restoration to (largely) it's former glory. Everyone seemed friendly and there was no pressure of hard-selling when browsing the quaint old shops.

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