Water Railway - Southrey to Stixwould


The Water Railway is a multi-user route linking Boston and Lincoln, much of it following an old railway line. As it is close to the river there is plenty of wildlife to look out for, as well as sculptures reflecting the local landscape and heritage.


A linear route of 1.7 miles (2.7km) one way

Starting point
Ferry Road
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Accessibility and suitability

The Water Railway is located along Ferry Road, Southrey. There is a car park at the end of Ferry Road which consists of uneven compacted stone with some loose stones.

The path surface consists of mainly tarmac with one short stretch of concrete. 

  • Steepest uphill section: 1:16 (6%) for a distance of 11m
  • Steepest downhill section: 1:16 (6%) for a distance of 11m
  • Narrowest point: The path is over two metres wide but the gates to access the route are 1.6m wide
  • Greatest cross slope: 1:10 (10%) for a distance of 400m
Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments available at the Riverside Inn at Southrey, along with pubs and shops located at Bardney
Features of this walk
  • Countryside for All
  • historical interest
  • wildlife interest
  • woodland
Map of starting point