A visit to Gunthorpe Lock is a blissful way to spend an afternoon and be sure to pack a picnic if the weather is good. An important river crossing for many years, the first Gunthorpe Bridge was built in 1875 but before this a ferry was the only means of crossing the river here. You can discover more about the lock from the interpretation panel and listening post on site. There's excellent disabled access, with ample car parking and a wide towpath.
Address: Gunthorpe Lock, Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7FB
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: For further parking information please visit the 'nearby' section on this page
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
More information about parking and prices is available online.
It's a busy lock, so you should see boats in the summer - also look out for the onsite lock keeper
Indian Restaurant and bar
Restaurant and bar
Bar and restaurant
Motored boats for hire (daytime), Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter, Boat trips - education / community
Dust down your hampers and pick up some strawberries as this is a very popular spot for a picnic
You may see:
This is a fantastic area for spotting some aquatic wildlife, our challenge: see how many waterbirds you can spot in five minutes