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Foxton Discovery App

Foxton app

Download the free App for information on the locks, inclined boat lift, places to eat and drink and the Discovery Trail.

However to make the most of your visit to Foxton Locks and enjoy the full inclined plane boat lift virtual reality experience upgrade the App for just £4.

The Foxton Discovery App uses the latest technology to recreate the Inclined Plane boat lift. By using your smart phone or tablet device you can see in the boat lift magically appear before your eyes, all in the exact position boats would have made their journey in the past.

This exciting new Discovery App also provides additional information including;

  • Detailed information and multimedia for the Discovery Trail
  • Voucher that applies the purchase price of the app towards admission tickets to the BoilerHouse
  • Looking glass reality which will provide a digital version of how the boat lift on the Inclined Plane would have looked
  • Foxton Quest exploration game

To download the App, simply visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store before you arrive.

Turnover Bridge
Bridge

Turnover Bridge

A turnover bridge allows horses that pull boats to swap sides of the canal and follow the towpath when the path ends on one side of the canal and starts again on the opposite side of the canal.
Bronze Horse
Statue

Bronze Horse

This bronze statue recognises the important part that horses played on the canals in days gone by. Horses (and sometimes donkeys and mules) were used to pull boats along using strong ropes.
Top Lock Cottage & Stables
Statue

Top Lock Cottage & Stables

The Top Lock Cottage and stables are now used to serve snacks and light refreshments and picnic benches are available to sit and watch the boats start their journey through the locks.
Museum
Museum - The BoilerHouse

The BoilerHouse

Step back in time and see in breathtaking clarity how the boats travelled in the boat lift. Using the very latest in digital technology you will also be able to stand alongside the inclined plane and use your smart phone or tablet device and see the boat lift magically appear in front of your very eyes.

Bridge 61
Pub

Bridge 61

Bridge 61 is a traditional canalside pub with a variety of award-winning local beers, lunches and snacks.
Foxtons Lock Inn
Pub

Foxtons Lock Inn

Watch the boats go by while enjoying a meal overlooking the water.
Swingbridge
Bridge

Swingbridge

This bridge can be swung round to allow boats to pass through as it is too low for them to pass underneath,
Short Stay Parking
Sign

Short Stay Parking

The short stay car park has a tarmac surface which may help visitors using a wheelchair. This car park is also closer to the locks and facilities on site.
Remains Of Boatlift
View

Remains Of Boatlift

Look at the remains of the boatlift from the top and bottom to see the full scale of the lift system.
Top Viewing Platform
Foxton Locks

Viewing Platform

From this platform you get a fantastic view of the remains of the boatlift and the locks and surrounding countryside.
Side Ponds
Ponds

Side Ponds

Alongside the locks you can see the side ponds which provide reserves of water for the locks and prevent wastage. These ponds are a haven for local wildlife, including ducks, heron and water vole.
Stop Lock
Lock

Stop Lock

These locks are a safety device used to hold back the water in the main canal if there is a leak or maintenance is required to the main locks.
Upper Arm Canal
Canal

Upper Arm Canal

This area of the canal is very peaceful and attracts a variety of wildlife throughout the year.
Long Stay Car Park
Sign

Long Stay Car Park

Park in the long stay car park and walk along the towpath down towards the locks and other facilities.