Langley Mill to Awsworth.
The old second bridge was bricked up as part of a new road scheme at the time the basin was restored.
...it almost has enough headroom under the new road to be rebuilt without major carriageway realignment. The canal could then be re-
Alongside the next bridge, the navigable Erewash Canal is only a lock length away through yet more derelict land. Previous prospective restorers envisaged locking up from the Erewash Canal here and restoring southwards. The land beyond is a former council tip and the canal would need little more than re-
The next bridge still exists as an infilled hump back and from hereon the canal is in water for a good way and seems to be a habitat for water voles.
A derelict, but restorable, swing bridge follows -
The next section was removed as part of the Shilo opencast mining scheme in the 1970s -
From Shilo, the canal makes a large sweeping curve towards the A610 -
A narrow ditch takes us another couple of hundred yards to where a former bridge carries a lane into a scrap yard. This bridge is infilled but would probably require a complete rebuild for contemporary traffic.
A short distance further on, adjacent to the quaintly named Naptha House -
This would be a difficult bridge to rebuild as the road is at a considerable gradient. However, as the next bridge -