We recently visited Nottingham and had a great few days doing various things in the area such as walking the Trent & Mersey Canal (coming soon) and visiting Attenborough Nature Reserve. We also ventured into the centre of town where, as you can imagine, we were delighted to discover there is a canal.
The Beeston Canal (sometimes called the Nottingham Canal – Ordnance Survey states Beeston Canal) runs from the River Trent near Beeston, just a little further up the river from Attenborough Nature Reserve, into the centre of the city of Nottingham and then back out to the river Trent.
We arrived at Nottingham trail station by tram and the canal was only a short walk from there. We predictably found an excellent waterside pub.
We sat in the beer garden of the Canalhouse and enjoyed a drink. This is the first canal-side pub I have been in where the canal itself comes inside the building. You can order a drink at the bar after crossing a bridge over the water with narrowboats bobbing up and down. It was truly unique.
We were pleasantly surprised by Nottingham. We intend to return to Nottingham and complete a circular walk long the Trent and the Beeston Canal. Our walk on the Trent & Mersey Canal will also be up soon.
If you like canals, have a look at the latest instalment of our walking adventure on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal from Pontypool to Newport.
If you missed our recent Somerset circular through Wells and Wookey Hole, make sure you have a look. The views were excellent.
As always, thanks for reading and keep exploring.
Adam & Harriet