Trent Lock

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Planning your visit

Address: Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 2FY View on Google map

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. If you’re just getting into running, why not try out our new 2k, 3k and 5k routes?

Things to do and see

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

Getting here

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

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

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