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Stoke Lock & Woods

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful, rural location that is Stoke Lock and Woods. The mature woodland around Stoke Lock was planted just after the lock was built in 1927, creating an excellent site for walkers and nature lovers. There are also some fascinating conservation projects taking place in the area. Visitors can discover more from the interpretation panel and listening post on site.

General information

Address: Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, NG14 5HX

Visit time: 1hr

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is parking opposite the Ferry Boat Inn which is about a one-mile walk from the lock

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Walking


Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve


Spot a boat

You'll hopefully catch a boat in the summer season.


Picnic spot

There is a picnic area, it's a great spot to kick back and relax


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

Stoke Woods is full of wildlife - woodpeckers, wildflowers, damselflies, dragonflies and butterflies are all in abundance