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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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A nice easy stroll

The pay and display parking at Cromford gives easy access the the canal. Suitable for wheel chair users. It is An easy and scenic stroll with views out over the valley and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The pay and display parking at Cromford gives easy access the the canal. Suitable for wheel chair users. It is An easy and scenic stroll with views out over the valley and the river. It's a shame that there is constant road noise.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful walk along tow path. Nice flat wide path . Views really good lots of wild plants amd wild life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I'm pleased to say that even my teenage daughters can be persuaded out to visit the canal. It's a flat walk but they are still out! The bribe of flapjack and tea draws them out to the Wheatcrofts Cafe and seeing Birdswood taking passengers to and fro is a beautiful sight. We travelled on her together for a Mothers Day... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A peaceful trip down a mile or so of lush canal, with overhanging trees and the sun streamimg down , the birds chittering away, in a horse drawn barge -doesn' that sound like bliss? Then follow that up with a guided walk ( I normally hate them) further along the canal and up amongst the woods and hills to Alison... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

An amazing days walk in the sunshine lots to enjoy en route. I was very disappointed at the end of the canal at Ambergate as there is fencing and a big industrial site. It would be good if something could be done for walkers to enjoy the end of the long walk.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Staying close by, we walked the Canal first from Lea Bridges, doing a small loop through woods once owned by Florence Nightingale's family. Next day we did the walk from Lea bridges, right into Cromford, ending at the cafe close by Richard Arkwrights Mill. This is a lovely walk, full of wild flowers, shady overhanging trees and areas open to... More 

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