Planning your visit
Address: Torksey Lock, Lincoln, LN1 2EH View on Google map
Opening Times: Towpath open everyday
Price: It won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Torksey Lock on the Fossdyke Navigation, just off of the River Trent near Lincoln, was the scene of much activity as ships and shallow bottomed barges called 'ketches' passed through. Today it is still a working river but now better known as a wonderful place for leisure craft, wildlife spotting and a Sunday stroll - perfect for a visit with the kids or an afternoon of gongoozling.
Further along the main road into Torksey village is the remains of the old castle with stunning views over the River Trent.
- Walking and dog walking
- Fishing (you can't fish in the lock but you can get permission from the local clubs either side)
Places to eat:
- As well as a few benches, there's plenty of grassy spaces for laying down a picnic blanket
Torksey Lock is the epitome of rural in the flat, Lincolshire landscape. But take a copy of our nature spotter's guide with you and create your own nature trail along the towpath.
By car - there’s a small, free car park for visitors to the lock and tea room
By boat - we have a stretch of permanent moorings at Torksey Lock but there are some boating services available as well as some visitor moorings