Sad loss of Cromford Canal horse

Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2023

 A SAD loss indeed to The Friends of Cromford Canal at the death of Chelsea, their horse that pulled 'Birdswood'.

CronfordHorseDrawnThe mare pulled the trip boat for a number of years, and was  happily doing it, as when she was retired she was so upset that the Friends brought her back for light work, to keep her happy.


She was a very friendly creature and loved attention but was known to object when the length of her 'pull' was altered, being so much used to it being as it was!

However it was Coronavirus that ended the horse drawn trips on the Cromford Canal, as it did to others, and though others restarted after the outbreak, Chelsea was retired.