Nottingham city itself is steeped in history with plenty to do, including a visit to the underground city of caves, the galleries of justice and Nottingham Castle and grounds. During Summer there is the Riverside festival which is a huge multi- cultural event run over the rst weekend in August. With live music on 3 outdoor stages, a fun fayre and much more, it’s a great weekend of entertainment. 

THE RIVER TRENT Shardlow to Trent Falls   95 MILES | 11 LOCKS

Leaving Nottingham Castle Marina to the East onto the River Trent heading for Newark and Boston you pass through Holme Pierre point renowned for its water sports centre.

There are bank side moorings available here and basic services. Onward towards Gunthorpe where there are overnight moorings and excellent bar and restaurant facilities. Carrying on you pass Hazelford and arrive at Newark, a historic market town with plenty of attractions.

Further East you reach Cromwell lock where you enter the tidal section of the Trent which is a more difficult section of water to navigate and not recommended for inexperienced boaters. 

To the West leaving Nottingham Castle Marina you head through Beeston (where there are usually some visitor’s moorings available) out onto the River Trent, passing by Attenborough nature reserve, a lovely spot to stop and take a walk and enjoy being close to nature.

Onward towards Cranfleet lock and the Trent junction where you can join the Erewash canal on the right or on the left the River Soar connecting you to the Grand Union Canal. From this point the opportunities for exploration are endless. The Grand Union Canal will lead you through Burton on Trent to Fradley junction where you have the choice of the 4 counties, Cheshire and Warwickshire rings to name a few.