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Foxton Locks (2/7)

Midway up the first ‘staircase’ of five of the ten locks at Foxton, Leicestershire, with two locks behind me and three in front, and then a small break and the second ‘staircase’ of five locks leading up to the old Lock-Keepers cottage at the very top. As you can see it is a steady walk along the footpath to the top.

Foxton Locks (2/7)

Midway up the first ‘staircase’ of five of the ten locks at Foxton, Leicestershire, with two locks behind me and three in front, and then a small break and the second ‘staircase’ of five locks leading up to the old Lock-Keepers cottage at the very top. As you can see it is a steady walk along the footpath to the top.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2014, 00:25
Impressive engineering here, Brian...makes a fine photo.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray and thanks. To the left are the remains of an inclined plane where they used to winch boats up and down, you can read about it here http://www.fipt.org.uk/lift.html
  • Alan
  • Ouray, Colorado.
  • 30 Sep 2014, 01:53
I always enjoy watching boats go up and down through locks; most owners seem quite good at it but others make a complete bodge of it smile I like your point of view here looking up the "stairs".
Brian Walbey: I think I would be one of the 'bodgers' Alan smile
i love you point of view Brian... from this angle it looks like the locks don't line up in a straight line....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. They are in a straight line, I think I've conjured up an illusion somehow.
This is quite impressive Brian! Great POV.
Brian Walbey: Yes a very interesting place to visit Richard, off to the left are the remains of an inclined plane where they use to winch boats up and down, you can read about it here http://www.fipt.org.uk/lift.html
These always fascinate me!!
Brian Walbey: I might be wrong of course but I guess there aren't many, or any, of these things round your way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2014, 08:01
Wonderful Victorian engineering isn't it
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Chris, off to the left are the remains of an inclined plane where they use to winch boats up and down, you can read about it here http://www.fipt.org.uk/lift.html
You have captured everything in this amazing picture Brian! stunning!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ronky.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Sep 2014, 09:52
This reminds me a little of Cain Hill locks near Devizes in Wiltshire Brian.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a lot of sets of locks round and about Chad, off to the left are the remains of an inclined plane where they use to winch boats up and down, you can read about it here http://www.fipt.org.uk/lift.html
Obviously, only the narrow boats fit in these narrow spots.
Brian Walbey: Well narrow boats and small cabin cruisers will fit in the locks, off to the left are the remains of an inclined plane where they use to winch boats up and down, you can read about it here http://www.fipt.org.uk/lift.html
I think I've seen these on a TV programme Brian. Nice to see your take on it
Brian Walbey: I believe they have featured on television, but they are on our local T.V.reasonably regularly.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Sep 2014, 12:54
I wonder if I shall ever get to Foxton again.
Brian Walbey: A long way for you to go nowadays Richard, but I thought you'd be familiar with Foxton.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2014, 15:37
Looks a pleasant place for a gentle walk, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is Lisl, a very popular place for people from miles around.
One of the great canal building feats Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill, and all without modern tools and machinery.
The locks are impressive, Brian. It's obviously a popular place for a stroll.
Brian Walbey: It is a popular place to visit for local people.

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