The village centre with a selection of pubs and cafes is situated adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal with the River Trent to the south.

The Canal had a dramatic effect on the growth of the village and this led to the development of a small inland port. The arrival of the railways in the 1800’s meant a gradual decline in the use of canals for transport and industry. Today the canal is now a valuable habitat for wildlife and is a popular location for boating and local walks.

It is a short walk along the canal to Mercia Marina, Derbyshire’s largest waterside marina with shops, cafes and boat trips. Willington Wetlands Nature Reserve located adjacent to the River Trent is a former gravel quarry teeming with birdlife and now home to re-introduced Beavers.

Repton, the historic capital of the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, is just a short bus ride away.  The medieval centre of the village is overlooked by St, Wyston’s Church, adjacent to which is the renowned Repton School.