The River Idle is a small river and is part of the Waterways of mainland Britain. It runs for 10 miles and 7¼ furlongs through 3 locks from Bawtry Bridge (beyond which it is only navigable by canoes ) to Trent - Idle Junction (where it joins the River Trent (tidal section - Cromwell to Keadby)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 59 feet and 8 inches long and 18 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is 2 feet and 6 inches.
|Austerfield Drain Pumping Station||2 miles and 5¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Misson||3 miles||0 locks|
|Dales Lane Bridge||4 miles and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Idle Stop||5 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Haxey Gate Footbridge
Crossing to the golf course
|8 miles and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Haxey Gate Bridge||8 miles and 6¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Doncaster to Lincoln Railway Bridge||9 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Soss Lane Footbridge
|9 miles and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|West Stockwith Navigable Sluice
A pumping station is by the side of the sluice
|10 miles and 4¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|River Idle Entrance Sluice
EA require 48 hours notice of intent to enter the river, and there is a high toll.
|10 miles and 6¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|River Idle Junction Bridge||10 miles and 6¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Trent - Idle Junction
Junction of the River Trent and the River Idle
|10 miles and 7¼ furlongs||3 locks|