River Trent Maps

Download maps of the River Trent.

Great Map

The most up to date and clearest maps of the River Trent are available for download.

View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if you prefer the traditional paper format.

GPS tracking (on devices with GPS) shows you exactly where you are as you move along the map.

Monthly updates ensure you start with an up to date map, with options to keep it up to date too.


The River Trent maps are available to purchase and download from my website in Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats as follows:-

Clear Maps

Extract from my River Trent Maps.

Clear presentation shows the Locks, bridges, and aqueducts etc. superimposed on an Ordnance Survey (OS) background map. Icons represent all the facilities, including moorings and their time limits.  Download the key to see the features which appear on the maps.

Information bars, positioned every half hour, show the distance from the end of the canal, in kilometres and miles, the number of locks, the number of opening bridges, and the cruising time in hours.

Route Covered

Route covered by my River Trent Maps.

The maps cover the route shown in orange for the whole of the navigable River Trent including:

  • Non-tidal section from Shardlow to Cromwell Lock
  • Tidal section from Cromwell Lock to Trent Falls
  • Beeston Canal
  • Nottingham Canal (navigable section)

Map Formats

The River Trent Map is available in a choice of two formats:-

Printout A4 or A5

Acrobat (pdf) Format

The Acrobat (pdf) map includes 24 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages. These can be viewed on screen a page at a time.

The pages are sized for printing A4, or A5 if your eyesight is good enough.

This map can be used on computers, laptops, phones and tablets with Acrobat Reader (or equivalent) software or app installed.

Example Map
Laptop or Computer

Memory-Map (qct) Format

The Memory-Map (qct) map has the same map pages joined into one scrollable and zoomable map.

Example Map Phone or Tablet

This map works on Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows and Mac with Memory‑Map (or equivalent) software or app installed, and the classic map compatibility option enabled.


Please read more about installing each of the map formats, and the software or apps you will need to install:-


Download links are sent by email, usually within a few seconds of payment being made and will be valid for 48 hours.  Please check you junk mail folders if the email doesn’t appear promptly.

Posting on CD

For a small extra charge the maps can be copied onto CD and posted to you.  These are ideal if you would like something tangible to hand over as a gift.  The latest map will be copied onto CD and dispatched within two working days. You will receive download links by email as well as the CD through the post.

Free Map Examples

My maps for the Droitwich Canals are free to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats. Please download and try these to see how good my maps are, and make sure you can install them on your device(s).

I also produce maps for canal restoration projects which are all free to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats.  These restoration maps are very similar in style to the maps for the open waterways.

The licence conditions permit you to use my maps on up to five devices. That’s computers, laptops, phones, tablets etc.

The maps are licenced for personal use.  Business licences are available on request.

Copyright in the background maps is held by Ordnance Survey.  Copyright in all other work is held by Waterway Routes.  The maps should not be copied without permission except for the limited circumstances permitted by law.


England & Wales Maps

The River Trent also appears in:-

  • England & Wales Maps which includes all the Waterway Routes maps joined into one large map which is cheaper than buying the maps individually.


The River Trent maps are available to purchase and download from my website in Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats as follows:-

An email with links to download the file(s) is normally sent within seconds of purchase. Please check your junk mail folders if it seems to be missing.

The file sizes to download are approximately:

  • Acrobat (pdf) version 22Mb.
  • Memory‑Map (qct) 19Mb.

3 Responses

  1. Mick says:

    The charts that the lock keeper sells are very useful. They are the Boating Association guides. They show a red line on an aerial photo which is exactly where on the river you should be. We use them in conjunction with the Waterway Routes maps which in the Memory Map version show exactly where on the river you actually are. Both are useful.

  2. Geoff Eggleston says:

    We are due to set off next Wednesday from Thorne (Bluewater Marina) join the Trent at Keadby.
    We planned to buy a Chart from the Lockkeeper. Is your chart as detailed as the one from the Lockie?

    • Paul says:

      I don’t know which charts (if any) the lock keepers sells so I can’t help. You can see an extract from my map on this page as an example of what I show.

      If you use the Memory-Map (qct) version of my maps you get live GPS tracking which you won’t get with any charts or other printed materials.

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