Fantastic easy launch point and access over the flood gate. Parking on the grass verge. River can be very low at this point in dry months and fast flows in heavy rainfall. Nice paddle through Retford down stream with several tiny weirs. Difficult to get back upstream with the weirs so two cars one at hall Croft fisheries end point. Or a Loop can be completed with a long portage from quarry lane 10 mins after hallcroft weir to Hayton village and hop onto the chesterfield canal back into retford, getting out at Asda and walking back to start point.