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EREWASH CANAL 3RD - 6TH MAY 2006

4 Days, 57 Miles, 34 Locks

Day
Miles
Locks
From
To
1
20.4
8
Barton Turns Marina
Shardlow
2
8.3
9
Shardlow Stanton Lock, Erewash Canal
3
8.3
9
Stanton Lock, Erewash Canal Shardlow
4
20.4
8
Shardlow Barton Turns Marina
 
57.4
34
 
 
Wednesday 3rd May 2006
Great weather. What a difference it makes when the sun is shining! It was strange leaving Barton Turns Marina and turning left, as most of our journeys have been up the Trent & Mersey northwards. We were soon past Barton Turn Lock and on towards Branston and Burton, where the smell of brewing permeated the air as we passed the huge Coors brewery.

British Waterways barge

Rape seed in full bloom

Shardlow
Thursday 4th May 2006

 

On the River Trent

Approaching the entrance to the Erewash Canal

First lock on the Erewash

 

Mills Dockyard

 

Sandiacre Lock
Friday 5th May 2006

 

1888 Terah Hooley Ltd Lace Mill being converted in to 105 flats

 

 

 

 

Saturday 6th May 2006
Return leg, Shardlow to Barton Turns Marina.