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Gunthorpe Lock - Things to Know Before Visiting

Gunthorpe, Nottingham NG13 8PF, UK

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About Gunthorpe Lock

Gunthorpe Lock is one of the largest locks on the River Trent which was once a major trading route.It’s still possible to see commercial barges, but now it’s better known for great waterway walks. It is also a fantastic area for spotting some aquatic wildlife.

Attractions Near Gunthorpe Lock

Gedling Country Park
Gedling Country Park7.33km from Gunthorpe Lock

Gedling Country Park has 580 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife, with stunning views over the surrounding areas and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors for exercise and activities and to experience nature and wildness on your doorstep. The park has a popular chldren's play area, complete with mining tower slide and zipwire, several picnic areas, two viewing platforms, a visitor centre where you can find out more about the history of the park.

Skylarks Nature Reserve
Skylarks Nature Reserve8.51km from Gunthorpe Lock

Skylarks Nature Reserve is an attractive wetland nature reserve owned by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. This was the first accessible nature reserve in the UK. Skylarks was once a commercial gravel pit, and has been carefully managed so that now the holes left by extraction are a valuable wetland habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is located in the hamlet of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. It is used for many different types of sports and has recently received significant investment which has enabled a major refurbishment of existing facilities as well as introduction of new facilities. it was previously one of five National Sports Centres, and is a unique sporting venue set in the centre of the country.

Southwell Minster
Southwell Minster10.1km from Gunthorpe Lock

Southwell Minster, the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire, is rich historical and architectural interest. It provides fine examples of the main styles of architecture, particularly Norman and early English. The latter is very evident in the 13th century Chapter House, one of the Minsters most glorious features with some of the finest examples of naturalistic carvings in the country - the Leaves of Southwell.

Arnot Hill Park
Arnot Hill Park10.56km from Gunthorpe Lock

Arnot Hill Park is located on the edge of Arnold Town Centre and is a great place to enjoy a walk and for the kids to play on the new adventure playground. Inside the park, you can also visit Lake View Cafe for a delightful selection of hot drinks, cakes and more while enjoying a beautiful view out over the lake.

Southwell Trail
Southwell Trail10.68km from Gunthorpe Lock

The trail is 7.5 miles and built on the former railway line of the Midland Railway. It stretches from Southwell to Bilsthorpe and passes the villages of Farnsfield, Kirklington and Maythorne. The Trail supports a wide range of habitats, because it crosses two distinct geological areas.

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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.