River Erewash

River Erewash

The River Erewash is a river in England that flows roughly southwards through Derbyshire, close to its eastern border with Nottinghamshire.


It rises at a point south east of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, flows roughly westward to Eastwood then southward through Ilkeston, Sandiacre, Toton and into the River Trent, near Long Eaton. It forms the boundary between south Derbyshire and south Nottinghamshire.

It gives its name to the Erewash Valley, which has a rich industrial history, and the local government district and borough of Erewash.

Although the river is not navigable at any part, it is paralleled by the Erewash Canal for much of its length (Langley Mill to the River Trent).

See also

* List of rivers in England


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