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The old link River Trent to the Wash


Fossdyke & Witham Navigation | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 77 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 22.70 x 4.60
Max. depth: 1.50
Max. headroom: 2.20
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Nene River Navigation | England
Trent River & Trent Navigation | England

Fossdyke Navigation
The Fossdyke may well be our oldest canal, having been built by the Romans to connect Lincoln to the Trent at Torksey – a function it still fulfils today. Boats entering or leaving the Fossdyke from the Trent will need to check tide tables as the lock is only usable at certain states of tide. In Lincoln the Fossdyke meets the Witham in the wide expanse of Brayford Pool, near the centre of the city.
Witham Navigation
At Lincoln, the old Roman town Lindum, River Witham forms the link of River Trent to River Haven, the Wash and the North Sea.

Houseboat & Narrow Boat Hire Fossdyke & Witham Navigation


Viking Afloat


No.6 Nottingham, York & the North East / Nicholson


Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Covers the Aire & Calder, Fossdyke and Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigations, the Chesterfield, Ripon, Pocklington and Selby canals and the rivers Derwent, Ouse, Trent (Derwent Mouth to Trent Falls), Ure and Witham. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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