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Cromford Canal

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This place is one of the best places around here

This place has around 5 miles of footpaths it’s also got a nice cafe with outdoor seating lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain G
A nice visit

Called in at Cromford Canal, the little quirky gift shop is super with lots of lovely gifts or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matlock, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(51 reviews)
“tow path”(26 reviews)
The construction of the Cromford Canal by William Jessop and Benjamin Outram, partners in the Butterley company, was completed in 1794. It is 14.5 miles long and joined Cromford with the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill. The site has a wealth of...more
Cromford Wharf | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RP, England
+44 1629 823204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has around 5 miles of footpaths it’s also got a nice cafe with outdoor seating lots of wildlife to see including birds and snakes that I have seen for myself.It has it’s own car parking

Thank Iain G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in at Cromford Canal, the little quirky gift shop is super with lots of lovely gifts or souvenirs to buy. Plus the Hartington cheese shop is nice too, prices are good. Then to finish off our visit we wandered over the road to Cromford...More

Thank mgerrard7272016
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We were in Derbyshire for the day and it I was looking for something to do with the family. It was the pump house that caught my eye as I was looking on tripadvisor. I’m interested by engineering from that age. So we parked at...More

Thank richytay
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was a lovely find that tells the story of how this now peaceful area was once a genuine industrial hub. An interesting shop and nice cafe with narrow boat rides completes a perfect visit. Let’s hope that one day the canal will be reconnected...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I took my wife to see this wharf- it was raining so we didn't stop long. The volunteer in the shop was very pleasant and told us a lot about the history.

Thank John T
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

1st time going and was a very lovely couple of hours. Got some fab pics and felt relaxed. Staff really nice and polite. Going to book another visit with grandkids 5 star from us

Thank Derbydotter123
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful afternoon on a 2hour ride on the Gorgeous Colourful Birdswood Canalboat. All run by volunteers, who were very friendly helpful people. If You wished you could purchase Drinks, small gifts etc. They asked if we all would like to go to view the...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We are on holiday in Derbyshire. We went to Cromford Canal today with a view to having lunch in thw cafe. We paid parking of £1.60 and walked over towards the cafe. The outside was sealed off due to extremely noisy resurfacing work of the...More

2  Thank carter-clark
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We walked from high peak junction to Cromford along the canal, saw plenty of flora and fauna, and overtaken by canal boat being pulled along the tow path. Also a nice café at the Cromford end

Thank johnl1950
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Lovely way to finish your trip with a relaxing walk if you are visiting the area. Beautiful flora and fauna, we even managed to see a heron.

Thank Évi Szipi K
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28 August 2018|
Response from The-Old-Scribe | Reviewed this property |
Last time I was there it was Park & Walk & there was no height restriction. I’ve just looked on google street view & there was no height barrier when the pic was taken. Access is much easier at the Cromford end than any... More
26 July 2018|
Response from sgthilts | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jamie. Sorry for the delay in responding. We didn’t notice any signs in relation to canoeing/paddle boarding, however, there’s only a short stretch of canal still in use, maybe a mile, so not ideal. Hilton
Jamie G
4 May 2018|
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Response from Lambers2013 | Reviewed this property |
Cromford canal isn't a circular walk but there's nothing stopping you walking along it and back again. yes it's pushchair friendly