easy relaxing walk for the much of the route follows the banks of the
River Trent, the Trent and Mersey Canal and the now defunct Derby Canal.
leaving Chellaston behind, Swarkestone Lock is soon reached, and the
walk joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. James Brindley, who could neither
read nor write, was responsible for the construction of the canal. At
one time ridiculed by his contemporaries, this Derbyshire born genius,
is remembered all over England for the 365 miles of inland waterways for
which he was responsible.