GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beeston Canal Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This walk takes you along the Beeston Canal in Nottingham. The towpath along the canal was completed in 1982 and is now used as an easy cycle or walking route.
The walk starts from Beeston Lock on the River Trent near the city centre.From here you can pick up the canal towpath and follow it north east through Rylands and then on into the city centre.
At the western end of the canal you'll find the Attenborough Nature Reserve. You could extend your walk by heading south west through the reserve where there are a number of lakes and lots of wildlife to look out for.


NG9 1NR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Beeston Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beeston Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your waterside walking around the city you could pick up the Nottingham Canal. This will take you along the Erewash Valley Trail from Langley Mill to the outskirts of Nottingham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Fishing by Beeston Lock - - 1517585

Fishing by Beeston Lock. It's often busy around here at dinner-time with people from nearby factories and offices enjoying the waterside on their break. This was the first time I'd seen anyone fishing though.

Cottages near Beeston Lock - - 760321

Cottages near Beeston Lock. Situated behind the lock-keeper cottage, these has been bordered up for some years.

Willows Along the Beeston Canal - - 1045775

Willows Along the Beeston Canal. There is a row of beautiful willow trees along a short stretch of the north bank of the Beeston canal in Beeston Rylands.

Bridge Over the Beeston Canal - - 941041

Bridge Over the Beeston Canal. With the tops of a fine line of willow trees that line the north bank of the canal on the other side of the bridge visible at middle right.

Beeston Canal bridge - - 746854

Canal bridge looking towards Nottingham

Beeston Canal - - 1414011

Canal view approaching the city centre.


GPS Files

GPX File

Beeston Canal.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Beeston Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)