End of the Nutbrook Canal
The Nutbrook Canal comes towards the camera and finished somewhere in the middle of the photo, in the middle of nowhere at the former Shipley Wharf.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 07.250.01 OS Grid Reference SK 44498 43838 Date and Time 161014 155223 Copyright © Paul Balmer
Beware of the beasts
Look out as you walk along the Nutbrook Canal – some of the wildlife is larger than life.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 07.060.01 OS Grid Reference SK 44497 43619 Date and Time 161014 154855 Copyright © Paul Balmer
Disused railway bridge is still there
The railway has gone, as well as the Nutbrook Canal, but the bridge is still there.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 05.255.01 OS Grid Reference SK 45125 42204 Date and Time 161014 153546 Copyright © Paul Balmer
A very short section of water near Limekiln Lock 9
Near Limekiln Lock 9 there are a few very short sections of the Nutbrook Canal in water if you look carefully through the trees.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 04.985.01 OS Grid Reference SK 45286 41985 Date and Time 161014 153346 Copyright © Paul Balmer
A cycle route along the towpath
The cycle route now closely follows the towpath from Straws Lock 7, past Peewit Lock 8, and Limekiln Lock 9, to Mapperley Lock 10. The canal is to the left, with the water to the right forming a separate lake.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 04.885.01 OS Grid Reference SK 45352 41897 Date and Time 161014 153255 Copyright © Paul Balmer
Cycle route parallels the Nutbrook Canal
Near Straws Lock 7, just beyond this bridge, the Nutbrook Trail, cycle route 67, joins the towpath. It’s a great walking or cycling route.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 04.290.01 OS Grid Reference SK 45395 41310 Date and Time 161014 152748 Copyright © Paul Balmer
The towpath is still walkable
The towpath of the Nutbrook Canal is still walkable for much of the length of the canal, but the channel, to the left of the path, isn’t fit for navigation.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 03.110.01 OS Grid Reference SK 46073 40606 Date and Time 161014 150304 Copyright © Paul Balmer
Nutbrook Trail 67
Running close to the Nutbrook Canal in places, the Nutbrook Trail is part of National Cycle Route 67.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 02.970.02 OS Grid Reference SK 46176 40492 Date and Time 161014 151638 Copyright © Paul Balmer
Birches Lock 4
The stonework for Birches Lock 4 is still there, but deteriorating as these trees continue to grow in the recess which once held the bottom gate.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 02.750.01 OS Grid Reference SK 46242 40274 Date and Time 161014 145439 Copyright © Paul Balmer
The channel is dry, but still just recognisable
It’s a long time since there was any water and boats along the channel to the left of the towpath which is still walkable.
Waterway and Kilometerage NUT 02.745.01 OS Grid Reference SK 46242 40268 Date and Time 161014 145349 Copyright © Paul Balmer