Now derelict, the Charnwood Forest Canal linked Nanpantan to the coal mines and Thringstone and limestone quarries at Barrow Hill and Cloud Hill. Goods were loaded onto a horse-drawn wagonway at Nanpantan, which connected to Loughborough wharf.
The River Soar would be affected by the HS2 proposals where the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Viaduct passes close to Redhill Marina.
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