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Cromford Canal

Cromford Canal

Work is about to start on the Beggarlee Extension north of Langley Mill, which includes a staircase pair of locks and uses a former railway bridge to pass under the A610. Work continues on the donated ¼-mile canal at Hartshay, as well as with CRT on maintenance of its sections and on some privately owned lengths around Sawmills. Operation of the heritage passenger-boat Birdswood between Cromford Wharf and High Peak Junction got back into full swing in 2022 and has produced record income for the charity, helped by a volunteer-run shop at Cromford Wharf. The possibility of extending this navigable length south to Gregory Tunnel is being investigated by a geotechnical survey. Restoration of the iconic Aqueduct Cottage at Leawood is almost complete and it will be open to the public early this year.

March 2023

Cromford Birdswood under electric power.


Restoration Walk

See Waterways World July 2019 "A Derbyshire Delight"

Navigation Authority


Friends of the Cromford Canal