Next Event

1st-2nd November - Discovery Days at Cromford Wharf

The annual Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days focuses on Cromford Wharf with Model Boats, Traction Engines, Street Organ, Children's Activities, 'Rose & Castle' Painting, Peg Weaving, Watercolour Paintings, Displays of Historic Photographs and the FCC Sales Stall and Tomobola. All events are FREE and open 10am to 4pm. Full brochure here.

Click picture above to download poster - please display these locally

Next Work Party

28th October 2014

Fixing dog haul outs & vegetation clearance. Fortnightly work party are held in conjunction with DCC. Contact John Barker for more information

Upcoming Events

17th November - 'My Farcical Career as Liaison Officer on Cruise Ships'

Speaker: Colin Bower..

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

SATURDAY 6th December

Beeston Big Band

A night of music, dancing and fun!

£6.50. 7.30pm, Ironville Church Hall, Bar, Raffle & Sales. Non members welcome.

Tickets on the door or in advance from Dave Ratner 01773 713174

Last year this proved hugely popular

Don't miss out: book your tickets now!



Join Birdswood on a spooky Halloween cruise. Friday 31st October, 3pm to 5pm. £5 per person. Bookings essential to 07552 055455.

Go on! Treat the kids to a visit to Santa's Grotto in the boatman's cabin of Birdswood! Bookings essential - details here.

The full schedule for 2014 is online here. Boat trips run every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday and Saturday trips are return trips departing Cromford Wharf at 11:00 and 14:00. Sunday trips are single trips departing Cromford Wharf at 12:00 and High Peak Junction at 14:00 (you can, of course, buy a return trip). Full price list here.

HORSE DRAWN TRIPS - these are now operational on selected 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


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.