Go down into a drained lock chamber on the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton (between Derby and Nottingham) -- free admission
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Go down into a drained lock chamber on the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton (between Derby and Nottingham) -- free admission

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Found 23rd Sep 2016Made hot 27th Sep 2016
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.

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I've done this when they replaced all the lock gates at five rise locks in bingley near where I live . A once in a life time opportunity well worth taking the time to do . Wish I lived closer

Original Poster

Passed by today, and they've installed a temporary staircase down into the void.

They pulled a teenager's body out of the Erewash near here a few days ago...

livid_chimp

They pulled a teenager's body out of the Erewash near here a few days … They pulled a teenager's body out of the Erewash near here a few days ago...


One "experience" you dont want to turn up early for or it would be only once in a lifetime!

One for the bucket list

The lock at Ellesmere Port boat museum had very thick layers of mud at the bottom,pack your waders. Heat added. Great opportunity.

Was going to do the MiG-29 Edge of Space Program next month, but this is just as good! Saves me about 14 grand, so heat added!

Heat added

Original Poster

A to a Q: if you've got off the bus at Nelson Street, and you're walking along the towpath with the canal on your left side, you're going in the correct direction.

Thanks for posting this. Just a couple of miles from me, yet I haven't seen any mention of this locally.

After hours they turn off the lights and you can have a 'lock in'....

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jamgin

After hours they turn off the lights and you can have a 'lock in'....


sylv groans.

Who'd've guessed it would take six days before someone thought of that? X)
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