Foxton Locks

Description:

A leisurely Bank Holiday Monday trip to Foxton Locks with 2 or 3 hours visiting the site (the Bridge 61 pub looks tempting) before returning to Burton.

About Foxton Locks –

For a fascinating family day out in Leicestershire, head to our iconic Foxton Locks. The Grade II* listed site is home to the longest, steepest staircase flight of locks in Britain and sits in 34 acres of natural green spaces with a wide variety of wildlife.

Also located at the site are two pubs, two cafés, a museum and the chance to hire a day boat.

There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It’s home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering.

But that’s not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places on our canals. We recommend you take some time out to watch boats travel up or down the locks, or take a boat trip yourself, before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.

Last Ride Out (click for gallery): Monday 18th April 2022

Meeting Point:

Morrison’s Supermarket Car Park,
Wellington Rd,
Burton upon Trent,
DE14 2AR

Ride Pace: Leisurely

Ride Out – Foxton Locks

Meeting Point:

Morrison’s Supermarket Car Park,
Wellington Rd,
Burton upon Trent,
DE14 2AR

Ride Leader:

Tail End Charlie: (only if needed due to numbers)

Outbound Details:

Date:

Departure Time: 9:30am

Route: https://goo.gl:/maps/2XJSca8VkXVdnyTV6?#

Length: 50 Miles

Time Frame: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Return Details:

Date:

Route: https://goo.gl:/maps/uocS1o9PaXZnno616?#

Length: 47 Miles

Time Frame: 1 Hour 30 Minutes