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Trent Lock

Trent Lock is a major waterway junction where rivers and canals meet. It's a good spot to view one of England's awesome rivers - and a great place to spot boats too. Trent Lock is the first lock on the Erewash Canal; a large settlement grew around the lock because it was a busy meeting point of waterways. It became known as ‘Waters Meet' by boaters.

General information

Address: Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 2FY

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: It won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a council run car park (no charge for parking)

Toilets: Public toilets

Free visitor guide

Great for

A popular spot to ride your bike, take a walk or dangle a rod!

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Jogging


Take a short walk to Cranfleet Lock or Sawley Lock.


Spot a boat

There are usually boats to be seen in the summer season


  • The Trent Lock

    Country pub and restaurant

  • Lock House Tea Room

    Local tea room

  • The Steamboat Inn

    Historic, dog-friendly, waterside pub

  • The Coffee Kiosk & Lockkeepers Rest Micropub

    at Sawley Lock


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens