WRG Cromford Canal Camp (CC201407)

Title WRG Cromford Canal Camp (CC201407)
Organiser Waterway Recovery Group


Dates: 19th - 26th July

Location: Derbyshire

Leaders: Gavin Darby and Martin Foster
Cook: Andy Ramsay

Train Station for Pick Ups: Whatstandwell and the nearest and coach station is Derby

Cost: £56 (for food & accommodation) | Accommodation: The Wharf Shed Centre | activities: Lock clearance and investigation work

The Cromford Canal is a waterway being reborn in the heart of the Peak District. The canal originally ran for 14 miles from Cromford to the Erewash Canal carrying coal, lead and iron ore, but in 1944 most of the canal was abandoned and it slowly fell into a state of disrepair.

Having focused on the northern stretch of the canal for several years, this year work moves south to start investigations on the Ironville Locks. Work will include clearing the lock chambers and the channel between, exposing the base and walls, and scaffolding the chamber so that surveys can be carried out. These camps are going to be busy, muddy and fun-filled so do something different this summer and join us on the Cromford Canal!

Start Date 19/07/2014 15:00
End Date 26/07/2014 11:00
Address The Wharf Shed
High Peak Junction
Near Cromford
Location map
Email enquiries@wrg.org.uk
Contact Name Jenny Black
Contact Number 01494 783 453 ext 604
Category Working Holidays