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Gunthorpe on the River Trent


A visit to busy Gunthorpe Lock on the outskirts of Nottingham is a blissful way to spend an afternoon and be sure to pack a picnic if the weather is good.

An important river crossing on the River Trent for many years, the first Gunthorpe Bridge was built in 1875. Before this a ferry was the only means of crossing the river here.

Things to see and do

There is plenty of walking, cyclingcycling and fishing to be enjoyed here in Gunthorpe.

Dust down your hampers and pick up some strawberries - this is a very popular spot for a picnic

Planning your visit

  • Address

    Gunthorpe Lock, Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7FB

  • Opening times

    The towpath is open every day

  • Prices

    You will need to pay by phone for parking

  • Toilets

    For customers of the local pub/café

  • Accessibility

    You can discover more about the lock from the interpretation panel and listening post on site. There's excellent disabled access, with plenty of car parking and a wide towpath.

Getting here

  • By car

    There is plenty of car parking available

  • By train

    It's a bit of trek from Lowdham Station

  • By bus

    There is an hourly service of the Rushcliffe Villager, goes from Nottingham to Gunthorpe

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