Bardney Lock L1

Bardney Lock is a rural mooring location situated on the River Witham approximately 11 miles to the east of Lincoln in Lincolnshire.

The River Witham flows through quiet, flat Lincolnshire countryside, and is very peaceful and remote for much of its length. Marshy fenlands stretch out for miles on either side, giving a real sense of space – and the sunsets can be spectacular.

The mooring site is accessed via a gated entrance (requiring a CRT key), and is approximately 200 metres long and comprises of 24 berths arranged on 'echelon' pontoons and 8 linear berths.

Please be aware, the access track leading to the moorings is a shared facility and we advise caution while driving along it.

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

To get to the site, take the B1190 out of Lincoln heading towards Bardney village. Turn left approximately 300 yards before the bridge over the River Witham, onto the approach access track. Continue on this track, following the signs, for approximately one mile until you reach the site.

Bardney village is approximately two miles away to the east and has a Co-op supermarket, post office, chemist and a couple of pubs. Lincoln, where many further services are available, is approximately 11 miles away to the west.

Nearest Station

Lincoln Central

Nearest Town


Additional Information

The showers, toilets and elsan disposal point can be found in the facilities block adjacent to the lock and close to the parking area. The refuse disposal point is on the approach road to the moorings, beside the bridge.

There are two water points positioned along the length of the site. There is no dedicated electric point with any advertised mooring. The on site electric facility is available for all moorers to share. Electricity is purchased online.

Please note that the berth length available is typically longer than the jetty, i.e. a boat moored against the jetty may extend beyond the length of the jetty.

There is a Sustrans cycleway and public access along the path adjacent to the mooring site.

The site has a 6 feet high wooden fence on the boundary and access to the pontoons is gained through a locked steel security gate.

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.

Car Parking - there is no dedicated car parking at this site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The depth of water at the piled edge is 0.8 metres. This increases to 0.9 metres half way along the jetty and measures 1 metre at the far end. Please note however that water levels can fluctuate at this site.

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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River Witham
Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Site Specific Key
Viewing Arrangements

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

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