Cromford Canal Wharf, Cromford, Derbyshire

Not many canals can boast SSSI status along its entire course but this one does, all 14.5 miles of it because it has a rich industrial heritage and is abundant in flora and fauna. Pick a nice day and go to Cromford Wharf where you can stroll along the towpath to the High Peak Junction and stop for a bite to eat before turning back; otherwise take a leisurely horse drawn trip on Birdswood the restored painted narrowboat. There are loos and refreshments on board and you can take the dog.

Trips run March – Dec   T: 07552 055455    All information correct at the time of writing