Explore a place brimming with history and bursting with wildlife. See elegant brick bridges, a steep staircase of locks, the old canal company stables, lock keeper’s cottage and the remains of a gigantic boat lift. Meet characters from Foxton’s past and hear about the real Foxton, once a place of daily toil for working boat families; a place where great engineering minds and hard working hands have transformed the landscape.
It’s not all heritage that remains here, there’s flourishing wildlife, beautiful countryside views, boat trips, interactive interpretation, picnic areas, education trails and places to eat and drink.
Schools and groups are always welcome at Foxton Locks. There are many possibilities for areas of study, along with guided tours of the locks and museum. Please contact us if you are planning a visit and we can provide you with ideas on how to get the most out of your trip.
Industrial heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Foxton Locks is a canalside site and accessible all year round.
Foxton Locks website
British Waterways Education Coordinator