Operation of Castle Mills Lock, River Foss, York

syntanfossCastle Mills Lock on the River Foss in York is operated on request by members of North Riding Branch, as a free service to all boaters.

This has been agreed with the navigation authority, York City Council.

To book a passage through Castle Mills Lock, York. Two days' notice is needed. All passages are subject to the water levels in the River Foss.

Telephone: 07588-236597. There is a 24- hour voice messaging service.

Please leave these details, and a volunteer will contact you.

  • your name
  • proposed date of passage
  • a mobile number
  • name of boat

There are no overnight moorings available on the River Foss, so it is necessary to book both passages. It is, however, an attractive mile-and-a-half of secluded waterway for a return trip within the day.

Here are some pictures of an evening trip on the River Foss aboard Syntan from the The Beverley Barge Preservation Society