River Trent - The Derbyshire and Leicestershire Trent

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Sawley Bridge to Long Eaton

Passing under the railway bridges the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station comes into view.

SK4730 : Trees by the Trent at Sawley by Andy Jamieson SK4730 : Lock keepers house from across the trent at Sawley by Andy Jamieson SK4730 : River Trent at Sawley by Andy Jamieson SK4730 : Footbridge over The Trent by Andy Jamieson SK4730 : Railway bridge over the Trent by Andy Jamieson

The coal burning Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station operated by E.on opened in 1968. The four steam turbine generators give a 2000MW capacity. The plant has Flue Gas Desulphurisation installed in 1993 and meets the EC Large Combustion Plant Directive.

SK4730 : A view of Ratcliffe on Soar Powerstation by J147 SK4830 : Field of view by Alan Murray-Rust

Trent Lock marks the end of the Erewash Canal.

SK4831 : Trentside Path approaching Trent Lock by David Lally SK4831 : The Navigation Inn by Alan Murray-Rust SK4831 : Morning Mist at Trent Lock by Patrick Baldwin SK4931 : River Trent at Trent Lock by Chris Morgan SK4931 : Trent Lock by Alan Murray-Rust SK4931 : Trent Sailing Club by Alan Murray-Rust

The Red Hill Cut straightens out a section of river and avoids a weir and the confluence with the River Soar.

SK4930 : Red Hill bridge by Alan Murray-Rust SK4930 : Railway bridge at Red Hill over the Trent by Andy Jamieson

The river is joined by the River Soar. The River Soar catchment covers western Leicestershire rising in Hinkley and passing through Leicester and Loughborough. It has largely been canalised to allow navigation.

SK4930 : End of the Soar by Tim Heaton SK4930 : Soar Mouth by Alan Murray-Rust SK4930 : Between Soar Mouth and Trent Lock by Alan Murray-Rust

From here the river forms the county boundary of Derbyshire on the north bank and Nottinghamshire on the south bank.

SK5031 : Trent reach by Alan Murray-Rust SK5131 : River Trent at Thrumpton by Chris J Dixon SK5032 : Trent Reach by Alan Murray-Rust SK5032 : The River Trent by Jonathan Clitheroe SK5133 : Moorings near Barton by Alan Murray-Rust SK5133 : Works outing? by Alan Murray-Rust

At Attenborough Nature Reserve near Long Eaton the river is joined by the River Erewash forming the Derbyshire county boundary. The River Erewash rises near Kirkby in Ashfield.

SK5133 : A new mouth for the Erewash by David Lally SK5133 : Small Weir by David Lally

From here the River Trent flows on through Nottinghamshire see LinkExternal link


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