Next Work Party

26th April - Sawmills

Continuing path laying at Sawmills - hopefully joining up the last sections. Meet 10 am at Lockwoods car park - please let the webmaster know you are attending, or bring your own shovel and / or rake.

Next event

AGM - 28th April

Our Annual General Meeting, following which there will be a selection of presentations by students from Nottingham Trent University who have been studying the Bullbridge section as part of a final year project

Upcoming events

19th May - 'The Fossdyke:

A watery tale of mystery & intrigue'.

Speaker: Ian Morgan.

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

16th June - 'The Building of the

Falkirk Wheel'.

Speaker: Peter Travis.

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

15th September - 'A Farriers Life:

Shoed ponies on the Cromford Canal'.

Speaker: Doug Bradbury.

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

News

BIRDSWOOD TRIPS

The full schedule for 2014 is now online. Boat trips will be running every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday and Saturday trips will be return trips departing Cromford Wharf at 10:30 and 14:00. Sunday trips will be 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 10:30 and 14:00 and High Peak Junction at 11:45 and 15:15. Full price list here

See the boat section of the website here

Recent Updates

06/07/2013 Trip Boat section added
The new Trip Boat section of the website has been added. Some work remains, so keep looking back. See here

11/02/2013 FCC Constitution added
The formal constitution of the Friends of the Cromford Canal has been added to the 'about' pages, including full details of the changes proposed for the AGM. See here

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.