Venturing where few boaters go
Billinghay Skirth (also known as the River Skirth) leads off the River Witham to the south west of Tattershall, under a road bridge and then through tidal doors with a small footbridge above them. This is a winding river navigation, and runs for about 2.5 miles (4 km) to the village of Billinghay, where there are two bridges. Only small boats will be able to fit under these bridges for reasons of both headroom and shallow depth, but the boat in the photo below is on an end-of-garden mooring upstream of both bridges, the boat owner having cleared the channel with help from a neighbour in 2008.
[Photo by Jonathan Thacker – CC BY-SA 2.0 ]