Coot on Cromford Canal
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Nesting coot delays Cromford Canal barge trips

Trips on a refurbished 1938 narrowboat which will take fare-paying passengers on the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire for the first time since 1989, have been delayed because of a nesting bird.

The coot has built a nest in a pool of water which will be used to turn the barge around.

The Friends of Cromford Canal, who have helped restore the waterway, will have to wait until the bird has left before they can start making commercial trips on "Birdswood".

  • 16 Aug 2013