As well as the facilities available on Elms Moorings to boaters, there is a wealth of things to explore in the local area. Torksey is steeped in history with its Roman and Saxon links, the castle and of course the beautiful and listed Torksey Lock. Lincolnshire is jam-packed with attractions for all ages. Whether you’re looking for an attraction for a great day out or to add even more fun to your time here, there is something to suit. With all this at your fingertips, Elms Moorings couldn’t be a more perfect spot to moor your boat.
On the doorstep
Also within the village of Torksey resides Lincoln Golf Club. A superb, tree-lined 18- hole parkland golf course with an outstanding reputation and which is renowned for being a 12 month a year course playing from the main tees to the summer greens for the majority of the time. A hidden gem and undoubtedly one of the finest courses in the East Midlands.
If fishing is your pleasure, there is both the River Trent and fishing lakes within walking distance. Or for those who love walking be sure to explore the abundance of footpaths within the local area and there are even regular organised walks too.
Within walking distance of Elms Moorings is The White Swan, located just the other side of Torksey Lock. There are also many other local eateries within a short drive.
For walkers, the river and canal offer some stunning scenic routes to explore. In addition there are many local footpaths around the village of Torksey that link through to other villages in the area.
For a lighter bite why not try Torksey tearooms by the lock-side for the essential cup of tea and slice of cake!
A brand new Play Park was built in 2015 on the village green which has great facilities.
The Elms Moorings is situated just off the A156 which has excellent bus links to the nearby historic city of Lincoln and also Gainsborough, with plenty more attractions to be seen.
Just a short drive from The Elms is Doddington Hall. A privately owned stately home with stunningly landscaped gardens. With various shops including a farm shop and café and regular events held throughout the year, it’s a must on the list of places to visit.
The historic city of Lincoln has so much to offer. Immerse yourself in it’s history with a visit to the Cathedral and Castle in the Bailgate area, browse the vast selection of boutique and high street shops or stop for a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants and cafés. Plus it’s easily accessible down the Fossdyke Canal.
Within 6 miles you can be in the heart of Gainsborough at the Marshall’s Yard retail park with an array of different shops and cafés. Regular markets are held in the market square or take in some history with a visit to Gainsborough Old Hall.