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Cromford Canal

Cromford Canal, United Kingdom

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About Cromford Canal

The Cromford Canal used to run for 14.5 miles from Cromford to Langley Mill where it met the Erewash Canal with a branch to Pinxton. Built by William Jessop with help from Benjamin Outram, it's mostly derelict but still makes for a beautiful Derbyshire canal walk.  The canal is ideal for walkers of all ages and abilities, and with regular public transport stops along the northern stretch you don’t have to walk back to your starting point if you don’t want to.



Attractions near Cromford Canal

Crich Tramway Village1.53km from Cromford Canal

Crich Tramway Village is the home of The National Tramway Museum which is an ideal destination for all ages. Visitors can ride the world-renowned vintage trams through their unique period street and out into the open countryside for spectacular views, explore fascinating exhibitions and watch as trams are restored from our Workshop Viewing Gallery.  The museum's collection of trams runs through the village-setting with visitors transported one-mile out into the local countryside and back.

High Peak Junction3.65km from Cromford Canal

High Peak Junction is the name now used to describe the site where the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, whose workshops were located here, meets the Cromford Canal. Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, and step back in time with the fascinating audio tour.

Black Rocks5.33km from Cromford Canal

Black Rocks is a weathered outcrop of Ashover grit between Cromford and Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, which can be reached by a short, but steep climb. The site has interesting wildlife walks through different types of deciduous and conifer woodland. Onbe of the nice trekking destination and also The scree slope is an ideal place to search for a variety of rocks and minerals.

Derwent Valley Mills5.42km from Cromford Canal

The Derwent Valley in central England contains a series of 18th- and 19th- century cotton mills and an industrial landscape of high historical and technological interest.  The Valley is exceptionally rich in wildlife with ash and oak woodlands, charming villages, flower-rich pastures, and flowing streams.  It offers fascinating insights into industrial and social life during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Cromford Mills5.42km from Cromford Canal

Cromford Mill is the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England. It is now the centrepiece of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a multi-use visitor centre with shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.

National Stone Centre5.59km from Cromford Canal

Set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations offering outdoor and indoor activities for all. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of people.

Where is Cromford Canal

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Derbyshire83 attractions

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.