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Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre is on the banks of the Trent, halfway between Derby and Nottingham. It is at the end of Lock Lane which is off the B6540, between Sawley and Long Eaton. In Scouting style, the grid ref is 448813,331101; for the nautical W 1 6’ 35 N 52 52’ 31; An orange arrow in the central square of the map below points to the site:
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If you are travelling from the motorway, where the M1 meets A52 at Junction 25, there is a large roundabout. . Leave the roundabout southwards, following the sign ‘Long Eaton', on to Bostocks Lane.
At the next roundabout turn right (second exit) towards Sawley on the B6002 which is Longmoor Road. This road sweeps left and becomes Petersham Road. Stay on the B6002 for just over a mile (straight across three roundabouts) until you reach the B6540 at a roundabout just by Long Eaton Railway Station.
Turn right under the main railway bridge towards Sawley. After about half a mile, there is a brown tourist signpost on the left to Trent Lock. Follow this sign along Lock Lane to the end of the road and park in either the lef tor right car parks. The left-hand car park is more secure.
Walk past the right-hand side of the Trent Lock Inn and straight on along the path through the pub garden (not along the road in front of the pub) and on to the raised river bank. You will see the Scout Activity centre on the opposite bank, 75 yards upriver. Walk right along the bank where our landing stage is set. Wave to us across the river and the ferry will come and pick you up.
Co-ordinates: 52°52′30" N 1°16′20″W
Sat-Nav Users: NG10 2FY
OS Grid Reference: SK 489 310