VISITORS TO FOXTON LOCKS

HOW TO FIND US

Gumley Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA

 

View on GOOGLE maps here

DISCOVER FOXTON LOCKS MAP

View and download the Canal and River Trust Foxton Locks map HERE

 

For more information and places to go, download the App -

Canal & River Trust ‘Places to Visit’ - available in the App Store and Google Play.      also visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

PARKING (no overnight parking) 

Top Car Park - Long stay (all day) pay and dispay. Large overflow car park and picnic tables. Pedestrian access to the top of the locks and cafe.

 

Bottom Car Park - Short stay (4 hours) pay and dispay. Pedestrian access at the bottom of the locks, pubs and shop

 

TOILETS open the same time as the locks

Public Toilets in the top and bottom car park 

Become a GONGOOZLER

A Gongoozler is a person who enjoys watching activity on the canals and especially boats going through the locks. READ MORE

MUSEUM and INCLINED PLANE

The BoilerHouse museum is the place to explore the history of the Inclined Plane boat lift, Locks and Lives associated with Foxton Locks. Previously Foxton Canal Museum, the BoilerHouse retains its museum accreditation but tells the story in exciting new and innovative ways.

 

More information about the museum on the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust web site

Foxton Locks - Explore

CLICK for Official Visitor Site from Leicester Shire Promotions

Foxton Locks - Explore

CLICK for Official Visitor Site from Leicester Shire Promotions

CATERING - CAFE and PUBS

Lock Keepers Cottage Cafe is open at the top of the lock during lock opening times. Hot and cold food, drinks and locally made ice cream are available.

 

Bridge 61 Pub is at the bottom of the locks selling hot and cold food, tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks. They have a large beer garden and in the summer offer free use of their BBQ.

More information www.foxtonboats.co.uk/bride-61-pub

 

Foxton Locks Inn at the bottom of the locks sell hot and cold meals, tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks. They have an extensive enclosed heated conservatory which opens up in the summer. Also there is a small function room to hire. They have extensive beer garden overlooking the canal.

More information www.restaurantfoxtonlocks.co.uk

BOAT TRIPS

Weekends during the summer short 30 minute canal cruises are available from the bottom lock on Vagabond II. Details HERE 

SAFETY

Locks are dangerous places. Built over 200 years ago before Health and Safety was considered, there are deep locks, fast moving water, uneven towpaths and dangerous lock gear mechanisms. Boats can be thrown around in a lock and crush anyone with legs dangling plus their propellor spinning would cause serious injury or death is someone fell in a lock. Weil's Desease is a risk too.

 

Children should be closely supervised by an adult and not allowed to run around, roll down the grass banks or play in any canal water.

 

Dogs must be on a lead at all times.

 

Bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters and similar must not be ridden anywhere near the locks.

 

Barbeques or any other naked flames or fires are not allowed anywhere on the Foxton Locks site.

 

Weil's Desease (leptospirosis) can be contracted from canal water so if you come into contact with canal water always wash thoroughly. If you experience flu like symptons consult your GP and mention Weil's desease. In some cases IT CAN KILL.

Weil's Desease (leptospirosis) More information here 
BUS ROUTES To/From FOXTON
 

Monday to Saturday

Buses run every hour from Foxton village

No service on Sundays or Bank Holidays

 

Phone 0116 305 0002

 

Click on Map to view timetable

BUS ROUTES To/From FOXTON
NHS Urgent Care Centre
Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DD    Tel: 01858 410500 (4 miles)           
Open: for minor injury care (with x-ray) - 8.30am to 5pm: for minor injury and illness - weekdays 5pm to 9pm; weekends and bank holidays 9am to 7pm.
NHS Accident and Emergency

Kettering General Hospital             Phone: 01536 492000     (15 miles)

Rothwell Rd, Kettering NN16 8UZ        

                                         

Leicester Royal Infirmary                Phone: 0300 303 1573    (15 miles)
Infirmary Square,  Leicester LE1 5WW            

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