Plotted Rivers (and Canals) highlight the rivers path, and show mile markers to give ideas of length between 2 points.
They also provide a useful tool with route planning, but it should be stressed, the right to paddle on some rivers is contested. Some people may inform you that you should not paddle on some sections of some rivers. Information entered on Paddle Points does not mean there is a right to access the water or use the water.
|New Bedford River|
|Old Bedford River|
|River Avon (Bristol)|
|River Avon (Warwickshire)|
|River Great Ouse|
|River Little Ouse|
|Aire and Calder Navigation|
|Birmingham and Fazeley Canal|
|Birmingham and Wolverhampton Canal|
|Birmingham Canal Navigations|
|Bridgwater and Taunton Canal|
|Calder & Hebble Navigation|
|Exeter Ship Canal|
|Forty Foot (Vermuden's) Drain|
|Gloucester to Sharpness Canal|
|Grand Union Canal|
|Grand Union Canal Harborough Branch|
|Grand Union Canal - Leicester Arm|
|Grand Union Canal - Loughborough Navigation|
|Grand Union Canal - Paddington Arm|
|Grand Union Canal Welford Arm|
|Grand Western Canal|
|Huddersfield Broad Canal|
|Huddersfield Narrow canal|
|Kennet and Avon Canal|
|Leeds and Liverpool Canal|
|Manchester Ship Canal|
|Monmouth Brecon Canal|
|New Junction Canal|
|Nottingham and Beeston Canal|
|Peak Forest Canal|
|Sheffield and Tinsley Canal|
|Shropshire Union Canal|
|Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal|
|Stainforth and Keadby Canal|
|Swaffham Bulbeck Lode|
|Tame Valley Canal|
|Trent and Mersey Canal|
|Wednesbury Old Canal|
|Worcester and Birmingham Canal|
|Wyrley and Essington Canal|
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There is a tree completely across the river at this point. It is passable but with great care, there is no easy portage as the banks are steep and muddy. This may be easier at lower water levels.
Broken weir with large boulders.
This bridge becomes impassable in high water. The get out is either a scramble across a muddy bank up onto the racecourse and then up to the canal or a climb over a dangerous spiked fence into the local factory car park. Beware if you intend to do this section when the river is high.
Beach launch site, easy paddle down Trent, few tree obsticles great easy summer paddle.
NB this is a National Trust Park - lermission to launch needs to be obtained.
on the main road theres a pull in . carry kayaks over the narrow bridge and enter river on the right side
Great set in, either side of river, farmers field or pub car park, a great loop down the Trent and back up the canal, loads of pubs along canal route
The Crown Inn
24 The Green, Handsacre, Rugeley, United Kingdom
Large Weir .Easy pass .
Quiet camping spot owned by a lovely old bloke. Water, toilets and showers (shower takes coins- can't remember if it's 20p or 50p pieces). Look for get out points on river right, a few dodgy stone steps up a steep bank. Road access from A38, exit is onto the farm after Hi- range 4x4. No slip road so slow down and stay left when you see Hi Range. To book call 01283 790217 and be patient as the old chap is a little hard of hearing!
Caravans, campervans and tents. Electric hookup available.
Large gravel car park with grass overflow.
Height barrier but OK for car with canoe on roof. A couple of on road spaces nearby for overheight vehicles.
You can park here to access the river, or if the grounds good, fishermen often park closer, alongside the brook
There is a couple of launch points (on either side of the ferry bridge, this is where the regatta takes place every year.
It's accessible from the car park round the back of tesco
Small but handy car park, and its free
You can easily access the water from here with light weight craft, parking can be found by the play area, a short walk away.
Shoot weir anywhere or portage left over stone wall. Danger of pinning at strong flow.
Free public car park with height restriction. Access from grassy river bank from car park.
This weir is best avoided. Usually too dry in low levels and a bad stopper in high levels. Awkward portage.
Put in from a nice grassy area down the bumpy Trent Lane from the village. Probably best to park considerately back in the village after dropping off canoes.
A small garden with an information board leads down to the water just upstream of the bridge on the Willington side of the river.
A lay by and car park (watch the restricted height entrance) is located 100yds back from the bridge.
A small sandstone outcrop, originally worn by water, has been extended by man over the centuries. An interesting place to visit, it sits on an offshoot of the Trent that is presumably part of an old meander, accessed by ducking under a very low concrete bridge!
There are a couple of unofficial lay-bys to park in right by the river.
Small weir immediately after bridge, best flow is generally under the right hand arch which is often a nice tongue onto a wave train. Not massively exciting but the first bit of flow after a long gentle stretch can take you by surprise, or the shallows under the middle arch could ground out a loaded canoe in summer levels.
Weir can be run at any level, fun eddylines, small standing wave when trent is running high (washes out in flood). Can be accessed via Kings Mills lane Weston on trent - parking on narrow lane for a couple of cars as long as there aren't too many fishermen. no acces via the Priest house on the Castle Donnington side
For patrons of the bar
Public Car Park access to Rivers Trent, Soar and Erewash Canal, a 100m journey or so to water, so a trolley or strong arms may be required.
The Bliss Canoe Trail
"The longest round tour possible" 862.25 miles 1388km a circumnavigation of England by Inland Waterways.
From Canoe by William Bliss published in 1934
The trail is divided into regional sections with the aspiration that each RDT will facilitate and publish an annual opportunity for paddlers to complete their section of the tour.
This section of the trail has been adopted by HPP and Nottingham Canoe Club who will offer annually a tour on the section
There a few options to get onto the water here, but good concrete edge to enter from as long as not lots of moored narrowboats.
Avoidable using the canal bypass to the other side
Stepped weir. Portage on river left. Access back down into river via concrete ramp.
(Edited by BC_BenSeal)
Several hundred meters along Trent of concrete steps lowering to trents waters edge, lots of parking a short trip over grass bank to waters edge, watch out for the Canadian Geese though !
Connects the Nottingham Canal to the River Trent
Great access to the Trent and the Watersports Centre : rapids etc.
National Water Sports Centre
Tel : 0115 9824721
Canoe & Kayak Equipment Shop
Tel: 0115 9816815
Monday-Friday : 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Just along from the National Water Sports Centre. Parking available right by the access point.
Finish Day 4 Bliss Trail Expedition
National Water Sports Centre
Nottinghamshire (Browse area)
NG12 2LU See Map
Tel: 0115 9824721
Friendly club catering for all ages in: slalom, white water, recreational/touring.
Part of the National Water Sports Centre in Nottinghamshire
It's a fairly long portage. You will need to get out on the first jetty/pontoon and then walk up the ramp and along past the lock (felt like ages!) and then down to the other side. We did it late at night and was very tired. If we do this again during the day, we might try to sweet talk the lock master on the VHF and hopefully they will let us go down the loch with other traffic.
Roadside parking is next to the river making for a nice quick put in.
Good access although slipway is actually for the ski club. The carpark belongs to the Unicorn hotel, so you should ask in there out of courtesy.
Ski club contact : Bob Gamble 0793 506755
Telephone: 0115 9663612
Parking is west of the lock outside the Bistro - might also be pay-and-display now.
Plenty of parking and easy access.
This is the site of an ancient river crossing. http://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/From-ford-to-ferry
Canal & River Trust Car Park - looks like its open all the time. Launch to the left hand side when looking at the lock from the car park.
There are two slipways here, one belongs to the pub, and although there is a sign saying there is a charge, they have never charged me. Always polite to buy a drink though.
Not sure who owns the other one. There is sometimes a fisherman on it but they have always seemed friendly.
The Riverside Pub and Kitchen
North End, Farndon, Nr Newark, NG24 3SX
Telephone 01636 710990
North End, Farndon, Nr newark, NG24 3SX
Telephone 01636 710990
Lots of boulders in this weir
This section of the Trent is undredged and natural. Plenty of birds, many kingfishers seen on this section. The river winds round Averham, Kelham avoiding the Newark Navigation area. Rejoins the main part of Trent North of Newark.
Lovely little campsite with friendly staff. We confirmed with the estates manager that as long as you are camping and don't annoy the fishermen you can launch or land here at any time of the year.
22 fishing spots that you can launch or land at as long as you are camping at the site and don't annoy the fishermen.
If the drop is too high, you can go through the white gate shown and find an easier launch.
Small area for 4 or 5 cars.
Opposite appartments, so show consideration to locals by changing discreetly.
There are various points you can access here. Kayaking the weir can be dangerous especially when the water is low. Read the link below.
People also seal launch from the bridge.
Pay and display
2.3m height restriction
There is a canoe access point just downstream of the lock - between the lock and the castle.
Parking is over the grass area.
Dating from the 12th century. More information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_Castle,_Nottinghamshire
There is a lock here, but hard to portage. Best to use the weir stream.
Please buy a drink if using this launch. If parking, please ask first.
North of this lock, the River Trent is tidal.
Cromwell weir passes to the side of the lock protected by a safety boom. This was the site of a tragedy in 1975 when 10 members of the parachute squadron of the Royal Engineers lost their lives whilst taking part in a training exercise. There is a memorial to those that lost their lives near to the lock site. Taken from http://www.trentvale.co.uk/activities/view/boating/
Finish for Day 5 Bliss Trail Expedition
The Slipway or ‘Tank Ramp’ as it is known locally lies north of the village of Burton Stather on the eastern bank of the River Trent immediately below the steep escarpment that forms the northern end of the Lincoln Edge. It was built at the beginning of WWII by the 79th Armoured Division of Royal Engineers and saw military use until around 1948. It primary purpose was for secret testing of amphibious craft and associated ancillaries, many of them prototypes, prior to their use in conflict (or as often happened, abandoned as examples of how not to do it!). For more information see http://www.burtonstatherheritage.org/