Next Event

Monday 19th January

Waterway Heritage

Tom Woodcock, CRT Heritage Advisor, has hands-on experience of day-to-day work on the maintenance and repair of canal structures, and will give examples of how CRT works.

CRT still owns significant lengths of the Cromford Canal.

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

Next Work Party

Tuesday 6th January

Fortnightly Tuesday work party with Derbyshire County Council. Silt trap maintenance/weed clearance. Please contact John Barker for more information


Upcoming Events


Monday 16th February

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Dr Jo Smith, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, will talk about the work of the DWT in the Derwent Valley.

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



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

The 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 have now finished for 2014 but we plan to run more next year! (For details keep an eye on 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.