The Fossdyke Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 11 miles and 2½ furlongs through 1 lock from High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole) (where it joins the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston)) to Torksey 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 70 feet and 3 inches long and 15 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 11 feet and 3 inches. The maximum draught is 5 feet.
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 18M - Fossdyke and Witham Navigation and Tributaries Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
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|High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole)|
|Wigford Way Bridge||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lincoln: Brayford Mere (East end)||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Brayford Pool||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lincoln: Brayford Mere (West end)
Junction of River Witham and Fossdyke. Visitor moorings after road bridge on the right.
|3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Brayford Way Bridge||3¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lincoln Sanitary Station||6¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|1 mile and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Catchwater Drain||1 mile and 4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Skellingthorpe Road Bridge||2 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Skellingthorpe Pipe Bridge||2 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Burton Waters Marina
48 hour moorings on the Saxilby side of the marina entrance.
|2 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|A57 Pipe Bridge||4 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|River Till Junction||4 miles and 4¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stanley Drain Junction||4 miles and 6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lincoln Road Pipe Bridge||5 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Saxilby Bridge||5 miles and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bridge Street Footbridge (Saxilby)||6 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bridge Street Pipe Bridge (Saxilby)||6 miles and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Saxilby Village Wharf Moorings
Originally the village wharf
|6 miles and ¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|West Bank Railway Bridge
It carries the Sheffield-Lincoln Railway and has a footbridge alongside
|6 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Drinsey Nook||7 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
Site of former ferry
|8 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Torksey Visitor Moorings||10 miles and 6½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Torksey Lock||11 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|A156 Road Bridge
Road runs over the lock
|11 miles and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
Junction of Fossdyke Canal with River Trent. There are floating moorings just inside the Fossdyke; you can wait for the tide here, without needing to lock into the Fossdyke.
|11 miles and 2½ furlongs||1 lock|
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Opening times notice: Fossdyke Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Lock 1, Torksey Lock — from Monday the 1st of July, 2019 to Wednesday the 31st of July, 2019.
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