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The Erewash Canal.

The canal leaves the River Trent through Trent lock. Throughout it's twelve miles it is a broad canal with 14 ft wide locks. There is a small canal settlement at the south end with a number of houseboats which used to spend the summers on the River Trent but now look firmly fixed here on the canal.

For most of its length the canal is urban with houses alongside, but suburban rather than inner city in atmosphere.

At Sandiacre lock, where the Derby canal used to join it, the lock keepers house has been restored by the canal society and as well as some Sunday openings they will usually open it to allow interested travellers to see the exhibitions inside.

As it climbs towards the summit the canal gains the fields of a rural canal and for the last few miles the scenery opens out.

Finally the canal finishes and climbs through Langley lock into the great Northern basin where it is possible to moor.


Unfortunately we will not be on this canal in 2012 during our cruises.

However we are cruising on many other canals and rivers in 2012, details of these cruises can be found at

routes for 2012.


Some pictures of this canal?

Pictures of the Erewash Canal.


More information from Reed Boats about this canal.

A history of this canal.

Find our information about other canals on the canal index page.


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