Witham Navigable Drains (Lush's Drain)
The Witham Navigable Drains (Lush's Drain) is a broad canal and is part of the Witham Navigable Drains. It runs for 1 mile and 4 furlongs from Hale Lane Bridge (which is a dead end) to Lush's Bridge Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (West Fen Drain)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 60 feet long and 11 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
|Hale Lane Bridge
Lush's Drain Head of Navigation
|Lush Farm Footbridge
Present end of navigation, at this low abandoned footbridge
|1 mile and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lush's Drain Junction Bridge
With Pipe Bridges either side
|1 mile and 3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lush's Bridge Junction
Junction of the West Fen Drain and Lush's Drain
|1 mile and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
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The Witham Navigable Drains are located in Lincolnshire, England, and are part of a much larger drainage system managed by the Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board. In total there are over 438 miles (705 km) of drainage ditches, of which under 60 miles (97 km) are navigable. Navigation is normally only possible in the summer months, as the drains are maintained at a lower level in winter, and are subject to sudden changes in level as a result of their primary drainage function, which can leave boats stranded. Access to the drains is from the River Witham at Anton's Gowt Lock.