Horse Drawn Trips
Horse drawn trips are pulled by the sturdy 13 year old Dales cross Clydesdale mare called Chelsea who is owned by Arraslea Shires. She is the star of our horse-drawn passenger boat trips on the Cromford Canal. Chelsea pulls our 70-foot heritage narrow boat Birdswood from Cromford Wharf through High Peak Junction to Leawood Pump House at a quicker pace than can be achieved under motor power. After you’ve looked around the Leawood Pumphouse in steam she then hauls the 21-tonne boat back again without undue effort.
There are single or return horse drawn trips availiable, including a bespoke commentary tour of the back cabin and history about the families who lived and worked on board. A short walk of 300 mtrs, allows you to take in the views over the River Derwent before embarking Birdswood again for the return stretch.
There are hot and cold drinks for sale during the trip and sweet and savory snacks for all ages.
There is a toilet on board and we can accommodate small wheelchairs and pushchairs if required.
RETURN: Adults £12 Seniors (over 60) £10 Children/Concessions (4-17 yrs) £6 Family Tickets (2+2) £29
SINGLE*: Adults £8 Seniors (over 60) £7 Children/Concessions (4-17 yrs) £4 Family Tickets (2+2) £19
Payments for horse drawn trips can be made by cash or card on the day, although online booking and pre-payment guarantees seats.
PASSENGERS MUST BE ABLE TO EMBARK AND DISEMBARK WITH MINIMAL ASSISTANCE.
THERE ARE 2 STEPS UP AND 4 STEPS DOWN INTO THE BOAT.
Times are approximate subject to weather conditions etc.
Please arrive 15mins prior to departure time to allow for boarding and a prompt departure.