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Top 5 things to do at Elms Moorings, Lincolnshire

Based in the historic and peaceful village of Torksey in the heart of Lincolnshire’s countryside there’s plenty of rich heritage to take in and enjoy at Elms Moorings.

Whether you’re just mooring up whilst passing through or you’re planning on an extended stay, you can be assured that you’ll find something to pique your interest, even if it’s as simple as taking a stroll in our idyllic Lincolnshire setting.


If you’re an avid angler then Elms Moorings is perfectly located for you to indulge in your favourite pastime as you have both the River Trent and nearby fishing lakes well within walking distance. You also have the added bonus of taking in the serene views and beautiful walks as well.

Take in the local history

If history is your passion there’s plenty of sights for you to take in on your doorstep, including the ruins of Torksey Castle and the Lock itself. Further afield you have the majesty of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle if you fancy venturing out.


With the village of Torksey itself is Lincoln Golf Club. Renowned as one of the finest courses in the East Midlands, this 18-hole tree lined course is open 12 months a year. Ideal if you fancy working on your drive whilst taking a well-earned break.

Country walks

Both the river and the canal have excellent scenic vistas to appreciate whilst you take in the country air. The village of Torksey itself is also well linked, with local footpaths linking to the surrounding areas. Just be sure to remember your walking boots!

Eating out

At the nearby Torksey Lock you will find the ‘Torksey Tea Rooms’, whilst just opposite on the other side of the canal you will find ‘The White Swan’ pub serving a range of cask ales and home cooked food. There are plenty of other restaurants well within driving distance from the moorings site.

For more sights and things to experience when staying at Elms Moorings visit our attractions page.

Looking for a place to stop whilst on your canal boat trip? Visit our private moorings page.