The British summertime is the perfect excuse to get out and about with family and friends. With the warmer weather and longer days spending time outdoors is the perfect way to relax and spend quality time together.
Here at Elms Moorings, we love the countryside, and we believe one of the best ways to experience it is by canal boat. Based on Torksey Lock on the historic Fossdyke canal there’s plenty of scenic vistas to enjoy as well as a rich history dating back to the Roman invasion of Britain and beyond. So, with all this to offer what’s not to love.
Below are just a few reasons and suggestions about how to get the most out of your summer canal boat escape.
Summertime is perfect for riverbank nature spotting
Britain is blessed with a very diverse eco-system and cruising around on the canal is the perfect way to spot some of the most common and even some of the lesser spotted critters that inhabit our shores. From Voles and dragonflies through to the common duck, a canal boat holiday is a perfect way to take it all in.
Quality time for couples and friends
Summer breaks aren’t exclusive for families and life on the canals is no different. If you’re looking for a break with a twist then a canal getaway with your friends or even your significant other could be the ideal solution.
Explore a variety of locations
One of the great things about life on the waterways is the ability to explore and the constantly changing scenery, so you if you get tired easily of staying in the same area, you can fie up the engine and cruise down-river to a new spot.
At Elms Moorings there’s plenty on-site to discover including the historic Torksey Lock, as well as the remains of Torksey Castle, and you’ll be doing it all on a canal built initially by the Romans.
With a wealth of idyllic scenery and local wildlife not to mention a local pub nearby, our mooring site has more than enough to ensure you have a relaxing Lincolnshire break, but if you do feel like travelling further afield there’s easy access to the city of Lincoln, where you can marvel at one of the largest Gothic Cathedrals in Europe as well as sampling the wide variety of restaurants and shops the city has to offer.