Derby Canal Ring

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Start: Derby Railway Station
Distance: 28 miles (46 km)
Grid Ref: SK362356
Climbing: 127 metres
Walk time: 11-14 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Derby Canal Ring is a circular walking route in the North Midlands, specifically within the areas of the City of Derby and Nottinghamshire. The walk features Derby Canal, Erewash Canal and the Trent and Mersey Canal. From the start at Derby Railway Station the walk follows the River Derwent by way of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way past Pride Park before leaving the riverside and Heritage Way to continue to Spondon Station. Next in line comes a town and countryside trail to Borrowash, Draycott Fields, Breaston and Long Eaton where Erewash Canal is joined. The canal is followed for a while and then after further walking through Long Eaton the Trent and Mersey Canal is reached at Trentlock. A mix of canal and river walking follows via Sawley Bridge Marina, Cavendish Bridge, Shardlow, Aston Lock and Weston-on-Trent to reach Derby Canal at Swarkestone Lock. The path of the disused canal is then followed through Shelton Lock, Osmaston and Crewton back to the finish of the ring in Derby.

Useful Links:
Derby Canal Ring Walking Guide
Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust
Long Distance Walkers Association

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