Next Event

Monday 18th May

The Midland Railway at Butterley

A talk by Stuart Smith

£2.00. 7.30pm, Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales. Non members welcome

Please download a copy (pdf) of the poster above by clicking on it and help publicise the meeting by displaying it locally.

Next Work Parties

Tuesday 5th May

Work Party with DCC

Important work to break up the silt in the main channel from the swing bridge to the wharf shed to allow Birdswood free passage. Meet in High Peak Junction car park at 9.30am; car passes will be provided. Bring lunch and a drink. Contact John Barker for more information

Every Tuesday

Ironville Work Party

Meet at Lock 2 near the Old Coach Road. 9.30am start; finish about 2.30pm. Bring warm clothing and lunch.

You can download an information sheet here, or contact John Barker for more information

Upcoming Events

Monday 18th May

The Midland Railway at Butterley

A talk by Stuart Smith

£2.00. 7.30pm, Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales. Non members welcome

Monday 15th June

Derbyshire Oil Strike of 1919

A talk by Cliff Lea

No, it's not about withdrawal of labour; it's about finding oil. Don't miss this fascinating talk

£2.00. 7.30pm, Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales. Non members welcome

Click image to download poster
Click here for map

Welcome

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 public. We advocate and promote its restoration to navigation, connected to the national inland waterway system, and the conservation, use, maintenance, and development of the canal, buildings, towing path, structures, craft and environment now or previously associated with the canal to its fullest use for appropriate commercial and recreational purposes and to preserve this valuable historical heritage.

On this site we would like to invite you to explore the Cromford Canal and its history. We will also offer you some insight into the work we are doing to preserve and restore the canal.

Why not check out our Facebook page here.


Latest News

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM Tuesday 21st April

FCC will be participating in this event. For full details please click on poster below.

BIRDSWOOD TRIPS 2015

Regular public trips between Cromford Wharf and High Peak Junction/Leawood Pump house aboard the electrically powered historic narrowboat Birdswood are now operating every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The 2015 schedule is now online here.

Fancy Volunteering? Have you a love for the outdoors? Do you fancy helping out as a volunteer? Birdswood is always looking for more crew members to join the team. Training and uniform are provided. Call 07552 055455 for more details.


HORSE DRAWN TRIPS generally operate one weekend per month, usually to coincide with the steam days for Leawood Pump. (For dates see the full schedule). Trips will be single trips departing Cromford Wharf at 11:00 and 14:00 and High Peak Junction at 12:15 and 15:15. Full price list here.

See the boat section of the website here.

ANOTHER TUNNEL SCHEDULED

English Heritage has scheduled Fritchley Tunnel on the Butterley Company's gangroad. More details

FCC WINS TOP RAFFLE AWARD

Friends of the Cromford Canal sold more IWA raffle tickets than any other group and recently received a cheque for £1,200. More details.

NEW HI-VIZ VESTS thanks to Amber Valley Rotary Club

More details.