The Fossdyke Canal runs from the River Trent at Torksey through somewhat flat, featureless scenery to Lincoln, from where the River Witham may be navigated to Boston and thus the Wash. The Witham Navigable Drains offer a further 40 or so miles of navigable waterways traversing an archetypal – and eerily remote – Fenland landscape.
Admittedly not everyone’s cup of tea, and far removed from the mainstream boating areas of the Midlands, there is nevertheless much to enjoy on both the Fossdyke Canal and the River Witham. Aside from the opportunity of visiting Lincoln – Brayford Pool, historic cathedral, excellent shopping – and Boston by boat, the principal appeal of these waters probably lies in their astonishingly remote nature: away from the madding crowd etc. One thing is for certain, you won’t be queuing for locks on these waterways!