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Photograph of some boats and a swan on Saxilby Waterfront
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Explore the area by boat and enjoy West Lindsey’s waterway!

Passing through the district is the Fossdyke Canal, a Roman built canal which connects the tidal River Trent to Lincoln’s high bridge. The River Witham also flows through quiet, flat countryside, connecting Lincoln to the Haven at Boston, at the entrance to The Wash.

The Canal and River Trust care for 2000 miles of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks with the aim to transform places that enrich our lives, for today and generations to come.

Burton Waters Marina

Based on the outskirts of Lincoln, Burton Waters Marina is a peaceful paradise that sits on the Fossdyke Canal. Hire a day boat and explore the waterways or sample the sites eateries.

Saxilby Waterfront

Situated in a conservation area, Saxilby Waterfront is a peaceful haven for those on and off the water. Stop off and explore the village or cross the bridge to enjoy a walk through Saxilby community wood.

Torksey Lock

Torksey Lock is built where the mighty River Trent meets the peaceful Fossdyke Canal, ending in Lincoln. It's where advanced engineering meets the oldest canal in Britain.

Bardney Lock

A rural mooring location situationed on the River Witham, approximately 2 miles from Bardney and 11 miles to the east of Lincoln. The River Witham links Fossdyke in Lincolm to the Haven in Boston at the entrance to The Wash.