Address: Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 2FY View on Google map
Price: It won't cost you a thing
Toilets: Public toilets
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?
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
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