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Sleaford Navigation

The Sleaford Navigation, also known in the initial section as Kyme Eau, leaves the River Witham at Chapel Hill, signposted to South Kyme.

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Facts & Stats

8 miles

(12.9km)

The length of the Sleaford Navigation that is navigable.

0 locks

Kyme Eau

It is navigable as far as Cobblers Lock where full length narrowboats can wind. On the far side of the village of South Kyme there is a low bridge the height of which is indicated on the guillotine gate at Taylors Lock, the first lock up from the Witham.

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • Length: 71′ 6″ (21.9 metres)
  • Beam: 14′ 6″ (4.2 metres)
  • Height: 6′ (1.8 metres) (But see note above)
  • Draught: 3′ 6″ (1.2 metres)

Navigation authority

None but Environment Agency is responsible for flood prevention and drainage on the river.

Useful Info

  • A Canal & River Trust key is needed to operate the guillotine gate. An additional boat licence is not required.
  • For additional information on visiting the navigation by boat or on foot, see www.sleaford.navigation.co.uk.
  • Navigation authority: None but Environment Agency is responsible for flood prevention and drainage on the river