River Witham

River Witham

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The River Witham in Lincolnshire is a pretty, flat, rural paddle. It is 36 miles long in total with 5 locks. With little portages it makes a great touring paddle route!

The Fossdyke Canal flows into the River Witham at Lincoln before continuing into Boston. From here it flows east and into the North Sea.

Things to see on the River Witham

There are several views to experience along the river. Lincoln Cathedral is a dramatic site from the river and an unusual way to experience the city of Lincoln and its infamous steep hill!

At Fiskerton, the Fen Nature Reserve is a fantastic way to experience the local wildlife. These include wetland and reed habitats, home to bitterns, marsh harriers and the rare water parsnip!

Further towards Boston, the dramatic Boston Stump church tower acts as a beacon of shining light on an otherwise totally flat landscape. It certainly adds a little variety to the skyline especially on a sunset paddle.

A navigation since Roman times, the River Witham is a real treat for those looking for a touring style paddle with nature and sprawling views in abundance.