Next Event

29th-30th November - POTS & PIX

11am to 5pm. Held at our Archivist's house beside the canal on Chase Road, Ambergate, this is an opportunity to see displays of historic images of the canal and meet other FCC members plus a chance to do some Christmas shopping at the FCC Sales Stand with its extensive range of merchandise and at Liz Tatam's Exhibition of Stoneware Pottery, handmade on the canalside. For directions see

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!

Next Work Party

25th November

Working with The Derbyshire Wild Life Trust clearing and cutting Rhododendrons. Lunch will be provided by DWT with a hot drink. Please contact John Barker for more information

Upcoming Events


Monday 19th January

To be Confirmed

£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.