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 Sunday the 17th of March, 2019 to Thursday the 21st of March, 2019.
The Environment Agency will be putting the floodgates at Torksey around midday on Sunday. This is due to rising tides and rainfall forecast in Derbyshire over the weekend.
It is likely the gates will remain on until the middle of next week, we will update the notice once we have confirmation.
Boaters are asked not to travel along the Navigation until the flood gates have been taken off.
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