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Cromford Wharf

Type:Industrial Heritage

Mill Road
Cromford
Derbyshire
DE4 3RP
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Cromford Wharf

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Within the wharf area there was a warehouse, a weighing machine, saw pit, counting houses, stables and a smithy. Many of the old canal buildings still stand. The Arkwright Society leases the buildings from us and runs Wheatcroft's Wharf Cafe and provides conference facilities in the Gothic Warehouse.

Cromford Canal offers something for everyone: It long since ended its role as a working canal but retains much of its historical interest. It now forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It is the ideal location for a short stroll, a nature walk or a longer walk.
Follow the towpath for a mile (approximately 30 minute walk) and you will come to High Peak Junction where there are refreshments, gifts and a variety of maps, walk leaflets and books. Here you can step back in time with the fascinating audio tour and discover the history of Cromford Canal and the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

The site is also a haven for wildlife and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Little grebes and water voles can be seen throughout the year. In summer look out for dragonflies, damselflies and hoverflies.

Birdswood, a restored narrow boat is run on scheduled trips through the year by the Friends of Cromford Canal. Open to all members of the public. Come and enjoy a peaceful journey along the canal, from Cromford Wharf to High Peak Junction, introduced by a booming announcement from the FCC President, Brian Blessed. Birdswood is also available for private hire and for specialist educational trips.

Limited canoeing is permitted on the Cromford Canal between Cromford Wharf and High Peak Junction. Because of the sensitive nature of the canal, numbers are strictly controlled. Booking is essential via Middleton Top, and it’s charged for.
There's a Changing Places toilet for use by the public in the Car Park at Cromford Wharf.
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Facilities available
• Footpath
• Bridleway/Horse riding trail
• Picnic area
• Woodland with public access
• Wildlife area
• Museum
• Light refreshments

Book Tickets

Facilities

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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Accessible by Public Transport: Cromford station is 0 miles away.

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