Castle 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.
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.