Torksey Lock

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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

Before the railways were built, ships sailed inland as far as Shardlow.

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.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

  • As well as a few benches, there's plenty of grassy spaces for laying down a picnic blanket


Wildlife spotting:

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.

Getting here

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

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