The Fossdyke Navigation passes through mostly rural surroundings until it reaches Lincoln. The flat landscape affords spectacular views of sunrise and sunset, though these may be curtailed in places by embankments. From the canal, you can see the magnificent gothic Lincoln Cathedral and the dramatic battlements of the castle.
Walkers and cyclists can explore this rural navigation via the Fossdyke Canal Trail, which joins the National Cycle Route 64 shortly after Burton Waters. And with 10 miles of lock-free paddling, why not try the Fossdyke Canoe trail?