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Trent Lock

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Planning your visit

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

Price: It won't cost you a thing

Toilets: Public toilets

Explorers 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 four waterways:

So you can understand why boaters call it ‘Waters Meet'.

It's one of the reasons Trent Lock is a popular spot to ride your bike, dangle a rod or take a short walk - usually up to Cranfleet Lock or Sawley Lock.

Things to do and see

Take to the towpath:

Places to eat:

Wildlife spotting:

This spot is a mix of industrial and rural. But download a copy of our nature spotters guide and create your own nature trail


By car - there's a council run free car park

By train - Long Easton Station is around a 25 min walk away