Jacksdale, Nottingham, NG16 5LN
Cromford Canal is today a place to have a leisurely wander and admire the water wildlife, but it is also a site famous for its links to the industrial heritage of both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The 14.5 mile canal was constructed in 1794 by civil engineers William Jessop and Benjamin Outram, and was most recently a working waterway in 1944. It ran through Derbyshire from Cromford to the Erewash Canal and had a branch to Pinxton - a village which shares a border with Nottinghamshire. The Pinxton Branch was a vital route to transport coal through the counties. Part of the Cromford Canal is close to Jacksdale village in Ashfield.
How to get there
By car: Exit at junction 27 of the M1, and take the A608 exit to Mansfield. Follow A608 and Main Road to Jacksdale and Cromford Canal.
By train: Langley Mill train station (4.1 miles) or Kirkby in Ashfield station (5.5 miles).
Visit this destination on the Cromford Canal walking trail in Ashfield