"Lincolnshire waterways offer boaters and visitors a means to get away from everyday life that sometimes chokes us up"
Photo by Angie Thornton
There are some people who find getting on a boat and sailing relaxing. It offers a kind of escape from the hustle and bustle of life on land, while some, especially tourists, find it as a great way to see the sights.
Lincolnshire waterways offer boaters and visitors a means to get away from everyday life that sometimes chokes us up. The River Witham that links historic Lincoln with Boston runs 36 miles through a quiet Lincolnshire countryside. This river offers a lot of attractions such as Fiskerton Fen, a Natural Reserve, and Kirkstead Bridge, which offers access to Woodhall Spa. Woodhall Spa is an Edwardian spa town, which has aviation connections, and walking and cycling trails.
The Fossdyke Navigation, believed to be Britain’s oldest canal flows 11 miles from the River Trent and Torksey Lock. Fossdyke was built by the Romans and is a popular mooring spot with a small interpretation center and tearoom.
Sailing through Fossdyke will take boaters to the Cathedral city of Lincoln and Brayford Waterfront with its Lincoln Marina, which offers temporary and permanent moorings.
Boaters going through the center of Lincoln will arrive at the Glory Hole. This is a tunnel formed by an ancient, half-timbered building situated over the River Witham.
And there’s the new Fens Waterway Link, which goes through the great cathedral cities and Petersborough.
Brayford Pool is a large body of water located at the junction of Fossdyke and Witham Navigations. Tourists and visitors can choose to stay at the marina and gaze at the Lincoln Cathedral or take boat trips. The marina also has a cinema, restaurants and interpretation trail.Contact Details
Harbour Masters Office
Brayford Wharf North
Lincoln, LN1 1YX
Telephone: 01522 521452
This canal flows quietly for 33 miles through the Vale of Belvoir. It offers a view of the medieval pastures, calm woodlands, old church steeples and Belvoir Castle. The canal towpath is also ideal for walking or cycling.Contact Details
Woolsthorpe Landing Stage
Telephone: 01159 314508
The Keel and Sloop Preservation Society owns two historic ships that sail on the Humber River. Visitors and tourists can book any of the two ships from May to September. The society also allows booking for attending waterway venues.Contact Details
Red Lane, South Ferribly DN16 6JH
Telephone: 01482 703947
This company owns the Boston Belle and Mystere. These boats are available for public and private boat trips. The boat trip gives the passengers opportunity for seal and bird watching. Maritime Leisure Cruises also accepts bookings for special occasions, social gatherings, conferences and more.Contact Details
Witham Bank East
Sluice Bridge, PE21 9JU
Telephone: 07776 251878
Lincoln Boat Trips are seasonal, from Easter to October. However, private bookings for parties, weddings, birthdays, etc., are accepted throughout the year. The boat trip travels through the Roman Canal. They also offer self-drive boats for visitors who wish to navigate on their own. Advanced booking is recommended.
The sailing club supports dinghy and windsurfing. The club also offers training to members as well as non-members, regardless of age. They have exceptional facilities and club programs including dinghy and windsurfing races.Contact Details
Barrow Mere, North Pasture, DN18 5EU
Telephone: 01652 632514
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