Torksey Lock L1 Leisure

Situated nine miles north west of Lincoln, Torksey Lock is one of the Canal & River Trust's largest permanent mooring sites. The Lock itself connects the tidal River Trent with what is said as being the oldest canal in the country, the Foss Dyke.

There are a total of 55 leisure mooring berths at Torksey, each accessed via mooring jetties or pontoons.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Electricity Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

Torksey Lock is directly off the A156. Gainsborough is approximately eight miles away to the north where services including a post office, banks, restaurants and pubs are available.

Nearest Station

Gainsborough Central

Nearest Town


Additional Information

The showers, toilets and the elsan disposal are in the facilities block which is beside the Lock. The refuse disposal point is just inside the gate to the moorers car park. A number of water points are positioned along the mooring site. The pumpout facility is on the lock approach.

Facilities Block and/or waste bins are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.

Electricity is provided via Smart Meter bollards.

The access gates to the mooring site and the moorers car park are kept locked. A £50 deposit is required for the key to gain access to the moorings. An additional £50 deposit is also required if you wish to use the moorers carpark.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

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Fossdyke Canal
Access Restrictions

No public access to boats

Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Gated Access
Site Specific Key
High Level Lighting
Pontoon Type
Fixed with Timber Surface
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be viewed from the adjacent footpath. Whilst at the site, please respect the privacy of other moorers.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Ryan Cook
07826 894825