SK4352 : Pinxton Canal Footpath at Pye Bridge

taken 13 days ago, near to Ironville, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Pinxton Canal Footpath at Pye Bridge
Pinxton Canal Footpath at Pye Bridge
The steps down indicate the lower level of the canal compared with the road crossing it.
Cromford Canal
The Cromford Canal ran 14.5 miles from Langley Mill (where there was a connection to the Erewash and Nottingham Canals) to Cromford on the edge of the Peak District. It was opened in 1794 and for many years traded profitably carrying mainly coal, limestone, iron ore and lead. As with many other canals, however, it suffered from railway competition and was dealt a major blow when Butterley Tunnel had to be closed permanently in 1900 due to subsidence. The southern stretch remained open until 1944 when it was formally abandoned (except for a short distance at Langley Mill). Today there is an active restoration society, the Friends of the Cromford Canal, that hopes eventually to reopen the canal for navigation.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 November, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 5 December, 2018
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Paths  Canals 
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Canal 
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Cromford Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4393 5299 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.3407N 1:20.7466W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4391 5297
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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