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Lincolnshire Boating and Sailing

There are some people who find getting on a boat and sailing relaxing. It offers a kind of escape from the hustle and bustle of life on land, while some, especially tourists, find it as a great way to see the sights.

Lincolnshire Waterways

Lincolnshire waterways offer boaters and visitors a means to get away from everyday life that sometimes chokes us up. The River Witham that links historic Lincoln with Boston runs 36 miles through a quiet Lincolnshire countryside. This river offers a lot of attractions such as Fiskerton Fen, a Natural Reserve, and Kirkstead Bridge, which offers access to Woodhall Spa. Woodhall Spa is an Edwardian spa town, which has aviation connections, and walking and cycling trails.

The Fossdyke Navigation, believed to be Britain’s oldest canal flows 11 miles from the River Trent and Torksey Lock. Fossdyke was built by the Romans and is a popular mooring spot with a small interpretation center and tearoom.

Sailing through Fossdyke will take boaters to the Cathedral city of Lincoln and Brayford Waterfront with its Lincoln Marina, which offers temporary and permanent moorings.

Boaters going through the center of Lincoln will arrive at the Glory Hole. This is a tunnel formed by an ancient, half-timbered building situated over the River Witham.

And there’s the new Fens Waterway Link, which goes through the great cathedral cities and Petersborough.

Other Boating and Sailing Activities and Venues

  • Brayford Pool

    Brayford Pool is a large body of water located at the junction of Fossdyke and Witham Navigations. Tourists and visitors can choose to stay at the marina and gaze at the Lincoln Cathedral or take boat trips. The marina also has a cinema, restaurants and interpretation trail.Contact Details
    Harbour Masters Office
    Brayford Wharf North
    Lincoln, LN1 1YX
    Telephone: 01522 521452

  • Grantham Canal

    This canal flows quietly for 33 miles through the Vale of Belvoir. It offers a view of the medieval pastures, calm woodlands, old church steeples and Belvoir Castle. The canal towpath is also ideal for walking or cycling.Contact Details
    Woolsthorpe Landing Stage
    NG32 1NY
    Telephone: 01159 314508

  • Humber Keel and Sloop Preservation

    The Keel and Sloop Preservation Society owns two historic ships that sail on the Humber River. Visitors and tourists can book any of the two ships from May to September. The society also allows booking for attending waterway venues.Contact Details
    Red Lane, South Ferribly DN16 6JH
    Telephone: 01482 703947

  • Maritime Leisure Cruises

    This company owns the Boston Belle and Mystere. These boats are available for public and private boat trips. The boat trip gives the passengers opportunity for seal and bird watching. Maritime Leisure Cruises also accepts bookings for special occasions, social gatherings, conferences and more.Contact Details
    Witham Bank East
    Sluice Bridge, PE21 9JU
    Telephone: 07776 251878

  • Lincoln Boat Trips and Boat Hire

    Lincoln Boat Trips are seasonal, from Easter to October. However, private bookings for parties, weddings, birthdays, etc., are accepted throughout the year. The boat trip travels through the Roman Canal. They also offer self-drive boats for visitors who wish to navigate on their own. Advanced booking is recommended.

  • North Lincolnshire & Humber Sailing Club

    The sailing club supports dinghy and windsurfing. The club also offers training to members as well as non-members, regardless of age. They have exceptional facilities and club programs including dinghy and windsurfing races.Contact Details
    Barrow Mere, North Pasture, DN18 5EU
    Telephone: 01652 632514