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Getting to Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal 4 miles west of Market Harborough and close to the village of Foxton. The site has two car parks – long stay and short stay – both are pay and display.

By car:


From the A6: Travelling north or south follow the brown tourist signs. When heading towards Market Harborough on the B6047, turn right towards Foxton and left towards Gumley. The locks are accessed from Gumley Road. Please avoid passing through either Gumley or Foxton villages.

From junction 20 of the M1 follow A4304 to Lubenham and follow the brown tourist signs.

The Top Lock Car Park is a long stay car park and costs £1.50 per day. The Bottom Lock Car Park is for shorter stays and costs £2.00 for up to four hours. Both car parks are pay & display. If you pay for your parking by phone on arrival it will cost £1.50 for the whole day – call 01895 262 122. Car parking is free after 5pm

By bus:

Bus service: 44, RR2 (Rural Rider) from Market Harborough station. The bus brings you to the top of Foxton village, from there follow the bridal way to the locks or go to the canal bridge and follow the canal. For times visit;

Information on boat hire and boat trips from the locks is available from Foxton Boat Services. For more details, visit:

Parking at the bottom car park is FREE after 5pm every evening