SK4740 : Cyclists at Gallows Lock

taken 1 year ago, near to Trowell, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Cyclists at Gallows Lock
Cyclists at Gallows Lock
More properly this is Gallows Inn Lock. The canal towpath is now part of the Erewash Valley Trail, a combined cycleway and footpath, the users of which can enjoy a break at the eponymous pub LinkExternal link .
Erewash Canal :: SK4545
The Erewash Canal was opened in 1779 to provide an outlet for collieries on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. It descends 109 feet from its northern end at Langley Mill to the River Trent at Trent Lock, a distance of nearly 12 miles. Although initially highly profitable, competition from other canals and the railways began to eat into trade in the 19th century. In 1932 it passed to the Grand Union Canal Company and was nationalised in 1947. Narrowboat carrying ceased in 1963, but the waterway continued to be maintained to provide a water supply for industry in the lower Erewash valley. This meant that it was relatively easy to restore as a cruising waterway and since 1983 pleasure boaters have been able to use the entire length of the canal.
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SK4740, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Erewash 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4756 4058 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.6293N 1:17.6056W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4758 4060
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Cycleway and Footpath  Cyclist 

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