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Erewash canoe trail: Ilkeston to Trent Lock

This scenic canoe trail combines open countryside and industrial heritage.

Lady walking dogs along grassy towpath next to canal Erewash Canal

Distance: 6.5 miles

Start: Gallows Inn Field, Nottingham Road, DE7 5BP

Enter the water at Gallows Inn field. From there make sure you have the towpath on your left as you paddle away.

The first lock you reach offers easy portage. You’ll then reach Stanton Lock where you’ll also pas underneath the M1 motorway. After this you’ll be treated to wonderful countryside scenes and be able to view the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. You’ll also be able to see Sandiacre church from the canal.

After you pass through a further two locks you’ll reach a pretty canal basin where you can stop for a rest.

The last two locks, which you will need to portage, are in Long Eaton. You’ll also pass under a number of attractive bridges.

The canal will then take you through a flood gate before ending up at Trent Lock where you can exit the canal and take advantage of the many facilities there.

End: Trent Lock, Lock Lane, NG10 2FY

This trail has been created by British Canoeing. Find out more about this trail.

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