2nd October. They're repairing the lock gates, and while it's drained the engineers have set aside a six hour period when intrepid visitors may descend into the drained lock chamber. A rare opportunity for urban explorers. Sturdy footwear compulsory.
Long Eaton train station is about twenty minutes walk away, and the Skylink bus between Nottingham and East Midlands Airport passes the towpath (Nelson Street stop, about ten minutes walk). There are car parks in Long Eaton town centre, between five and ten minutes walk away.
10am to 4pm. Click the deal button for more information and a map.