Canoeing the River Trent
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Stone to Cromwell weir

Not forgetting Dunham Toll Bridge

 

I've done my best, but paddle at your own risk.  Report any errors, and I promise to update regularly.   For a July 2004 account of Great Heywood to Sawley click here.

It is possible to canoe from Trentham, but innumerable small weirs, low pipe bridges and barbed wire make it hardly worth the trouble above Stone.    Most canoeists content themselves with the 107 miles described here, from Stone to the tidal limit at Cromwell weir.    

 

I've divided the river into five sections to speed uploading for those withoutCanoeing the River Trent broadband.  

Stone to Great Haywood (click here) is beautiful and quiet but has few places to stop.

Note that I've measured all mileages in the other sections from great Heywood.  

Great Heywood to Alrewas click here

Alrewas to Kings mills click here

Kings mills to Holme lock click here

Holme lock to Cromwell weir click here

 

The Trent and Mersey canal provides many opportunities for circular tours on the upper section. 

 

The Trent is not a clean river and much of it runs through industrial landscapes.  Nevertheless it is one of the great rivers of England, it provides excellent touring and deserves to be canoed more.  The water quality has improved steadily over the last 50 years.

 

Jim Thornton March 28 2004

 

Thanks to Dave Allery, Matthew Gardner, Arthur Cornwall, and Pete Thornton for information 

 

For some great pictures by Rob Shephard of some recent trips between Stone and Shardlow click here.

 

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