Foxton Locks – Canal trip Market Harborough – Tuesday 8th September 2020
Date: Tuesday 8th September 2020
Price: £40 per person (includes 1 hour canal boat trip + 2 course lunch at local pub)
Information: Foxton Locks is home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. The Grade II listed locks on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal are over 200 years old. They demonstrate how 19th century canal engineers solved the problem of getting boats up and down a steep hill. This impressive flight of ten locks are the longest set of staircase locks in Britain. It takes an average of 45 minutes for boats to travel the entire flight and on a busy day as many as 40 boats can make the trip. The lock keepers will be busy directing the traffic, making use of the passing pond in the middle of the flight.
The vessel has a permanent canopy over the whole of the passenger space but the sides are completely open. The seats are wooden and there are no toilet or washing facilities on board.
Please make us aware of any dietary requirements at time of booking
Leaves from Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire at 9.30am and leaves from Market Harborough at 4.00pm.
Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire address: 1 Hollin lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT