Waterfalls & Waterways in Lincolnshire

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River Freshney, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

River Freshney, Grimsby

The town of Grimsby stands on the banks of the River Freshney. Originally it entered the tidal River Humber at Pyewipe, north west of Grimsby, but has been re-routed and now supplies Grimsby Docks. There was an existing haven within the borough of Grimsby but this suffered greatly with silting...

River Brant, Brandon, Lincolnshire

River Brant, Brandon

The River Brant is a 14 mile (23 km) tributary of the River Witham. It rises on the flank of Summerfields Hill to the south-west of Gelston near Hough-on-the-Hill and curves round such that it flows almost directly north, parallel to the Limestone Lincolnshire Edge. The river flows p...

Bourne Eau River, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne Eau River, Bourne

Bourne Eau is a short river which rises in the town of Bourne and flows in an easterly direction to join the River Glen at Tongue End. It is an embanked river, as its normal level is higher than that of the surrounding Fens. Today it forms an important part of the drainage system that enables...

Barlings Eau River, Barlings, Lincolnshire

Barlings Eau River, Barlings

Barlings Eau is a small river near Barlings. It is a tributary of the River Witham, joining it near Short Ferry, and acts as the central spine for a number of other small rivers, which drain the low-lying land to either side. Most of its course is within the area managed by the Witham Third Di...

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle

The Horncastle Canal was a broad canal which ran 11 miles from the River Witham to Horncastle. It passed through twelve locks and largely followed the course of the River Bain. Opening in 1802 it was abandoned for navigation in 1889.

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton, Lincolnshire

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton

The Tilting Gate Weir is near Thornton on the River Bain. The Bain rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River War...

River Bain, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

River Bain, Horncastle

The River Bain is a river and a tributary of the River Witham. It rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River Wari...

River Ancholme, Brigg, Lincolnshire

River Ancholme, Brigg

The River Ancholme is a river and a tributary of the Humber. It rises at Ancholme Head, a spring just north of the village of Ingham and immediately west of the Roman Road, Ermine Street. It flows east and then north to Bishopbridge (west of Market Rasen). North of Bishopbridge it flows throug...

Sincil Dike, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Sincil Dike, Lincoln

The Sincil Dyke watercourse leaves the Witham at Altham Terrace, flows east under Bargate Bridge, and Little Bargate bridge, before turning north along Sincil Bank. It functioned as a defensive barrier and was a natural property boundary but there is no record of it having been used to transport...

Brayford Belle, Lincoln Boat Trips, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Brayford Belle, Lincoln Boat Trips, Lincoln

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of the historic city of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from a different perspective aboard a 50 - 60 minute guided canal trip. Complimented by a very entertaining and informative commentary covering Lincoln's past and present, you can enjoy a cruise w...

River Welland, Stamford, Lincolnshire

River Welland, Stamford

The stunning River Welland is a winding lowland river in the east of the county. At 65 miles (105 km) long it drains part of the Midlands eastwards to The Wash. It rises in the Hothorpe Hills, at Sibbertoft in Northamptonshire, then flows generally northeast to Market Harborough, Stamford and Spa...

Coronation Channel, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Coronation Channel, Spalding

The Coronation Channel flows north from Crowland, through Spalding and out to the Wash. Land in Spalding had been reclaimed from the wetlands mediaeval times. Consequently, Spalding was subject to frequent flooding. The Coronation Channel diverts the excess waters around Spalding and ended the flood...

Bottesford Beck, Bottesford, Lincolnshire

Bottesford Beck, Bottesford

Bottesford Beck is a fast-flowing stream with grassy banks and birch trees. It flows to the Trent and is a wonderful spot for walking. Years ago it was heavily polluted with outflow from Scunthorpe steelworks but this is now vastly improved. The Trent lies to the west, with a boundary line app...

Spalding Self Drive Boat Hire, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Spalding Self Drive Boat Hire, Spalding

Self drive boat hire is available for a half or full day. Explore the tranquil Fenland Waterway at your leisure by piloting your own boat for up to 10 people. Advance booking is required for this service. There is also a water taxi available which links Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre &...

Nettleham Beck, Nettleham, Lincolnshire

Nettleham Beck, Nettleham

The stunning Nettleham beck flows through the centre of the village and is alive with wildlife. It offers beautiful waterside walks, even on a cold day, and is popular with photographers and artists. Nettleham is a large village and civil parish within the West Lindsey district of the county a...