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Derby & Sandiacre Canal

Re-opening the canal from Sandiacre to Swarkestone plus a link to Derby.

Things to do nearby

cheering group of wrg volunteers in hi viz and hard hats

Facts & Stats

14 miles


The length of the Derby & Sandiacre Canal restoration.

9 locks

(on main line Swarkestone-Sandiacre)


Year closed

From Sandiacre to Swarkestone

The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society aim to eventually reopen the through route from Sandiacre (where they’ve recently begun another lock restoration project) to Swarkestone plus a link to Derby on a new route via a boat lift and the River Derwent. And as an indication of what might one day happen, they plan to run a trip-boat on the river soon.

Waterway news

HS2: Trent Navigation

The decision to scrap much of the Eastern Leg of HS2 Phase 2b, means that the Trent Navigation’s Cranfleet Cut is no longer under threat from HS2.