Milepost 6 ~ Swarkestone

Link to picture of milepost This is located a few hundred yards upstream from Swarkestone lock.It is close to an old wharf and the crane that would have been used has been restored (there is a similar crane in Shardlow).
Link to view east to milepost Just above Swarkestone lock is a basin which marks the junction with the now disused Derby canal. Above the milepost, there used to be a branch which linked the canal with the Trent just above Swarkestone Bridge, but this was closed quite soon after it was opened due to lack of use. Signs of where it ran can still be seen on the field below the canal. It also explains the hump in the road as drivers from Barrow approach the junction at Swarkestone.