Cromford Canal

The Cromford Canal is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain and is made up of the Cromford Canal (narrow gauge, un-navigable), the Cromford Canal (broad gauge, un-navigable) and the Cromford Canal (broad gauge, navigable).

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Friends of the Cromford Canal - HOME
The Friends of the Cromford Canal is a charitable organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal for the benefit of the general ...
Cromford Canal - Wikipedia
The Cromford Canal ran 14.5 miles (23.3 kilometres) from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England with a branch to Pinxton. Built by William  ...
Cromford Canal - Derbyshire County Council
The Cromford Canal was last used as a working waterway in 1944. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its entire length from Cromford to Ambergate.
Cromford Canal - Things To Do in The Peak District and Derbyshire
Although now used as a picturesque and relaxing place to go for a countryside walk, Cromford Canal was once a buzzing hub of Derbyshire's industry. The 14.5  ...
Cromford Canal (Matlock) - 2019 All You Need to Know Before You ...
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 ...
Birdswood Historic Canal Boat, Cromford Canal, Matlock, Derbyshire
Home to Birdswood, A lovely day out on the Cromford Canal within the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.
Cromford Canal - Derwent Valley Mills
Cromford Canal is an attractive visitor destination, with five miles to explore along the towpath and some surprising hidden heritage along the way.
Cromford Canal | Canal maps | Canal & River Trust
Cromford Canal. You can still walk along the remains of the 14 mile Cromford Canal that used to run from the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill to Cromford with a  ...
Cromford Canal SSSI | Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
A former working waterway, now rich in wildlife including dragonflies, grass snakes and water voles.
A paddle along the newly launched Cromford Canal canoe trail
With rich industrial heritage and stunning views of the Derwent Valley, the newy launched Cromford Canal canoe trail is the perfect place for a family adventure.

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The Cromford Canal ran 14.5 miles (23.3 kilometres) from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England with a branch to Pinxton. Built by William Jessop with the assistance of Benjamin Outram, its alignment included four tunnels and 14 locks.

From Cromford it ran south following the 275-foot (84 m) contour line along the east side of the valley of the Derwent to Ambergate, where it turned eastwards along the Amber valley. It turned sharply to cross the valley, crossing the river and the Ambergate to Nottingham road, by means of an aqueduct at Bullbridge, before turning towards Ripley. From there the Butterley Tunnel took it through to the Erewash Valley.

From the tunnel it continued to Pye Hill, near Ironville, the junction for the branch to Pinxton, and then descended through fourteen locks to meet the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill. The Pinxton Branch became important as a route for Nottinghamshire coal, via the Erewash, to the River Trent and Leicester and was a terminus of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway.

A 6-mile (9.7 km) long section of the Cromford canal between Cromford and Ambergate is listed as a Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve.

In addition to purely canal traffic, there was a lively freight interchange with the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which traversed the plateau of the Peak District from Whaley Bridge in the north west, and which descended to the canal at High Peak Junction by means of an inclined plane.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Cromford Canal
[Erewash Canal] [Butterley Reservoir] [Butterley Tunnel] [Leawood Pump House] [High Peak Junction] [William Jessop] [Ironville] [Cromford Mill] [Derwent Valley Mills]
Information retrieved Wednesday 30 December 2015 at 2:53