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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
It takes an average of 45 minutes for boats to travel the entire flight and on a busy day as many as 40 boats can make the trip. Our dedicated team of volunteer lock keepers will be on hand to direct the traffic and keeping the flight flowing.
It takes 45 minutes to travel through the flight and you must be through by closing time. As locks can be very busy, please allow yourself plenty of time to make your passage.
You'll need to book in with our lock keepers to take your boat through Foxton Locks. If you can't find one on the locks please knock at:
Top Lock CottageGumley RoadFoxtonLeicestershireLE16 7RA
Call our South East Waterway team on: 0303 040 4040
Until you are booked in, you will not be in the queue.
The volunteer lock keepers manage the flow of boats up and down the locks in the most efficient way possible to make sure you have the best experience and journey possible. And, importantly, to make sure none of our precious water is wasted.
During the summer, loads of boaters naturally want to go up – or down – this impressive staircase. So please make sure you arrive in plenty of time (sometimes you may have to wait several hours to make your journey). Luckily, there are a number of good pubs in Foxton and the Boilerhouse Museum to look around while you wait.
Note: Winding is possible at wharf entrance
1, 2 ,7 and 14 day visitor moorings are available at Foxton Locks.
Please check the stay times on the towpath posts and take a look at our full terms and conditions for use of the visitor towpath moorings in Foxton Locks.
Our local mooring map shows the various moorings in Foxton: Locks between Bridge 63, Bridge 60 on the Grand Union (Leicester Line) and the site of the old swing bridge on the Market Harborough Arm.
Visitor mooring is free for the published time but there's an extended stay charge of £25 (including VAT) per day if:
Just so you know - our volunteer visitor mooring rangers visit daily to record boat numbers. Any extended stay charges will be recorded on your boat licence account.
Foxton visitor moorings map
Download your copy of our free Foxton Locks visitor moorings map
Last date edited: 11 October 2017