Cromford canal

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Cromford Canal is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest
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The canal runs parallel to the River Derwent south east from the Cromford Wharf. The best areas for bird watchers can be found between the Wharf at SK301569 and Whatstandwell at SK333543. Access the the Wharf is off the A6 at Cromford - watch out for the peculiar traffic light/junction layout. Car parks are situated at the Wharf and at High Peak Junction (small and fills quickly at weekends). Access 24 hours all year. Cromford Wharf car park (SK300570) is pay & display. Other parking adjascent. High Peak Junction car park (SK315560) is free.
Cromford Canal is an SSSI for its plant interest. It crosses a variety of soils. 250 species have been logged, and some are locally rare or uncommon - flowering rush, perhaps our most handsome wild flower (and anything but a rush), sweet flag and arrowhead. There is a goodbird- life, with kingfisher and (in winter) siskin (right) and redpoll among others. Water voles may be seen all along the canal.

Regular Hawfinch, especially in winter, when they are easier to see.

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Kinfisher photographed by Sergey Yuliseev
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