Gumley Rd, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA, UK
About Foxton Locks
Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 3 miles west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough. They are named after the nearby village of Foxton. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering.
Attractions near Foxton Locks
Harborough Museum was opened in 1983 in the former R & W H Symington corset factory that also houses the Harborough District Council offices in the historic market town of Market Harborough. The permanent collection includes films by the Market Harborough Movie Makers, an exploration of the Battle of Naseby and of life in Harborough during the wars, exhibits from Harborough's industrial past, 17th-century toys found in the local church, a boot and shoemaking workshop, and a display about working
Mini Meadows Farm is a lovely children’s farm park on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire border. Nestled in 12 acres of rolling countryside in the village of Welford, Mini Meadows Farm provides a fun, educational and great value family day out for adults and children alike, whatever the weather.
Brocks Hill is an established 67-acre country park, which was part of the community providing an area for relaxation and recreation, while promoting rich and diverse wildlife habitats including woodland, meadows, ponds, and community orchard, which are all laid out with access friendly paths. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time in the middle of nature.
West Lodge Rural Centre is a petting farm with children's activities near Desborough in Northamptonshire. The cuddle corner is home to the farm’s cute and fluffies where a daily programme helps visitors get as close as possible. Over in the demonstration barn watch and learn about the jobs that take place on a working farm such as sheep shearing and lambing, you can also pick up some freshly laid eggs from the hen and poultry.
West Lodge Farm is an award-winning farm park where children and adults of all ages can have hands-on experiences of farm and country life. There are so many opportunities to explore the whole farm; the livestock, the walks and nature trails, the fields, the streams, and the machinery. There is also a wide range of themed events throughout the year.
Where is Foxton Locks
Discover more attractions in Leicestershire, where Foxton Locks is located
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.