Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

The Thomas lift

The Thomas lift

The Lift replaced the locks from 1900 - 1911

The Locks

The Locks

10 locks in 2 flights of 5 - the fastest and most economical locks on the cut

Visiting historic Boats

Visiting historic Boats

We have lots of boats going past every day, but we love the 'old'ones!

 We Love Foxton Locks and The Boat Lift

FIPT (Foxton Inclined Plane Trust) has a primary aim to foster interest in the Boat Lift often known as the Inclined Plane. We also love the unique Foxton locks and the 3,000 miles of inland navigable waterways. We run the independent Foxton Canal Museum. On its doorstep we have the staircase of 10 locks. The Museum is in the reconstructed boiler house for the Boat Lift, which used to run down from its back wall. 

Please explore this website for more information. 

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Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Foxton Canal Museum

Middle Lock

Gumley Road



LE16 7RA


0116 2792 657

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is an independent charitable organisation. Charity 513241.


We are a registered Company 1654756.


FIPT operate Foxton Canal Museum which is an Accredited Museum 1644