Foxton Locks in Leicestershire is one of the jewels of the inland waterways and a perfect place to soak up a history. Our long term mooring site is located in the shadow of the once mighty Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift - a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Also close by is the historic lock flight, some heritage butty boats, which you can see from the viewing platform and the grade II listed top lock cottage & stable dating to the 1800s.
There are 12 long term leisure moorings in the bottom basin, at the junction where the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line and Market Harborough Arm meet.
Foxton village is approximately half a mile from the Locks and has some local amenities and pubs. Market Harborough, approximately four miles away, has a wider selection of supermarkets, shops, and banks.
Access to the site is from Gumley Road, Foxton, taking the signed road leading to the lower car park of Foxton Locks (pay and display). There is a footpath leading to each side of the basin, next to the Side Bridge, Bridge 1A. The bridge is between the car park and the Foxton Locks Inn.
Service bollards are installed around the basin, providing drinking water and electricity to each boat. The electricity is supplied via a newly installed, secure Smart Meter system. Electricity accounts and payments are accessed via the internet.
A designated rubbish disposal and re-cycling area is available next to the site. Elsan disposal and toilets are available in the public car park. These facilities are for the use of all boaters and the general public.
There is a car park for permit holders only approximately 100 metres from the site. Each boat may be provided with one annual parking permit as part of the mooring fee. A second car parking permit is available, by arrangement with the Mooring Manager, at a cost of 150 pounds per year.
There is a tar and chip path with a concrete coping edge running around the basin.
The mooring site has no access restrictions and can be viewed at any time. Please show consideration for the moorers on site.