East Fen Lock
The drains are primarily for drainage purposes and are drained down in winter, when navigation is not possible.
Some of the drains are improved streams, but most are man-made cuts dug to drain the fens. In the past, these drains were used to transport agricultural produce.
IWA’s Lincolnshire Branch has proposed restoration of East Fen Lock, which would provide access to 12 miles of Hobhole and other formerly navigable drains, but there has been no recent progress on this scheme.