Erewash and Nottingham Canals

We travelled with Paul and Christine on NB Waterway Routes from Loughborough along the Grand Union Canal Leicester Section, filming for one of their excellent DVDs. We continued north at Trent Junction onto the Erewash Canal and on to its terminus at Langley Mill. Although not part of the filming, we also went up the Trent to Shardlow Marina for diesel, and on the return journey went down the Trent to Beeston Lock where we left Paul and Christine after another lovely break, and looking forward to seeing the fruits of the endeavour in the DVD.

Langley Mill at the northern end of the Erewash Canal. The Cromford Canal used to continue onwards from here – perhaps one day to be restored
Me on the roof of Waterway Routes, descending through Sandiacre Lock on Lucy’s birthday
Sandiacre Lock
From just above Sandiacre Lock, the Derby Canal used to head broadly westwards into the centre of Derby, before looping across the River Derwent and then heading south to meet the Trent & Mersey Canal. Ambitious plans for its restoration (effectively recreation of a new canal) have been drawn up. This is the early part of the route, with the first two locks somewhere hereabouts
A walk along part of the route of the Nottingham Canal, which ran from the River Trent in Nottingham (part is still in use there) to the Erewash Canal near Langley Mill.
The remains of a former swing bridge on the Nottingham Canal

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