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Passing Thru

We stayed overnight on the pontoons on the river in our boat. There is is no internet or phone... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
A lovely summer's afternoon

What a lovely peaceful place this is watching the people and their boats doing their thing. Lucky... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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14 Jun 2018
“Passing Thru”
5 weeks ago
“Lovely strong by the river”
Before the railways were built, ships sailed inland as far as Shardlow. Torksey Lock was the scene of much activity as ships and shallow bottomed barges called ketches passed through. Today it is still a working river but now better known as a...more
The Elms West Lindsey District, Torksey LN1 2EH, England
+44 1427 718202
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little find to explore and has tearooms. Lots of interesting history this is the earliest known navigational Canal in England, built by the Romans and also the earliest restoration in England by Henry I.

Thank trustingdene
Reviewed 2 August 2018

called here for a quick rest before the long cycle back to our campsite. The lock itself is in beautiful surroundings. We decided that a quick slice of cake and cold drink would be ideal before travelling back the 4 mile to our campsite. Having...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We stayed overnight on the pontoons on the river in our boat. There is is no internet or phone signal down there but it is a nice enough place to stop

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A really nice place to visit, very calm and peaceful, also from February to November there is a very nice tea room were you can get a pot of tea and a slice of cake for a couple of pounds, especially nice on a sunny...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 2 July 2017

What a lovely peaceful place this is watching the people and their boats doing their thing. Lucky for the boat owners this is a managed lock where they take their boat into the lock while someone else closes the lock gates sees to filling up...More

Thank Marmaduke1948
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

... until the cafe opened. Cakezilla, the owner, seems it fit to abuse / chastise any potential customer with the threat of not providing a key to the toilets. Had I been in a more belligerent mood then the meeting may have become a little...More

5  Thank SiNicMac
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We popped here to see what there was on Sunday when the weather was glorious. It's lovely but hardly 30 minutes if you don't go to the tearoom. The tearoom was very reasonably priced and the coffee/cake was lovely. However, the lady that served behind...More

5  Thank KateBrandwood
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting little lock in the middle of nowhere. Adjacent to Torksey village. Good parking with lovely little tea room. Pub close by serving food. Run down tow path for short distance that leads to a raised turf walkway running adjacent to canal. Tow path not...More

1  Thank Smartizan
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We arrived by boat via The Trent on one of the lowest tides for a very long time yesterday only to find there were already a lot of boats waiting to enter the lock. The tide had been so low that there was insufficient water...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A nice small walk down Torksey lock, there was a small tea room with reasonable prices but unreasonable staff members.

7  Thank Shaunh2k5
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24 February 2017|
Response from CanalRiverTrustPTV | Property representative |
Hi John, The Fossdyke level is normally above the level of the Trent, but in times of flood it is possible for the Trent to ‘fill’ the Fossdyke. It is more likely that the fossdyke was filled through the various ditches and... More