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Posted: 14/11/2019 12:33:28
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Hello Derbyshire people.

I'll be camping near Crich this weekend and making my way to Matlock Bath for the PDMHS AGM.

I've cycled along the Cromford Canal towpath before between High Peak junction and Cromford wharf but does anyone know if it's cyclable from High Peak junction to the Whatsandwell area (on a touring bike, not MTB!)?

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Posted: 14/11/2019 12:40:23
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I seem to recall that I have cycled it before and it was like a standard towpath. IP: 82.132.240.204
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Posted: 14/11/2019 13:25:03
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alex17595 wrote:

I seem to recall that I have cycled it before and it was like a standard towpath.


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Posted: 14/11/2019 15:04:46
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https://tinyurl.com/tspozrv

This PDF flyer seems to pretty much cover the area you'll be in with a map of trails, tracks, cycleways and interesting information about places and stops along the way.

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Posted: 14/11/2019 16:08:11
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Just a word of warning mate, Matlock is literally under water right now, the River Derwent is 3ft below the iron bridge that crosses over it in Matlock bath. I imagine that Cromford canal is in a similar state; have you checked that your camp site isn't a swimming pool? Laugh

We are receiving more and more rain as I type Thumb Down forecast says none stop for 8 more days Crying

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Posted: 14/11/2019 16:09:40
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You will be fine on a touring bike.i am matlock based and do that route regular,just keep an eye on the water
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Posted: 14/11/2019 20:45:51
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It's rained or snowed most of the day here so Matlock will likely flood again tomorrow. Crying If things stay dry-ish then water levels should have dropped by Saturday and the canal towpath is a few metres higher than the river so you will most likely be OK.

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Posted: 14/11/2019 22:20:48
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Matlock is ok at the moment, river levels are up but should be ok on the canal given the forcast.Its been interesting to watch parts of the derwent react to the sough outlets ,never seen anything like it. IP: 88.108.51.39
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Posted: 15/11/2019 08:47:23
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Praada wrote:

Just a word of warning mate, Matlock is literally under water right now, the River Derwent is 3ft below the iron bridge that crosses over it in Matlock bath. I imagine that Cromford canal is in a similar state; have you checked that your camp site isn't a swimming pool? Laugh

We are receiving more and more rain as I type Thumb Down forecast says none stop for 8 more days Crying


The campsite is on pretty high ground so I'm hoping it should be OK Confused
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Posted: 15/11/2019 08:49:33
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Thanks everyone, I'll keep an eye on the weather, I'd rather ride along the canal than the road but if it's too bad I'll just take the road, hope no-one local is suffering too badly from the flooding! IP: 195.171.131.2
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