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Spalding or Crowland

Accessible to all craft kept on the connected inland waterways

Silver Propeller Challenge


Spalding or Crowland

Visit Spalding or Crowland on the River Welland by boat or canoe.

A photo of your boat or canoe in either Spalding or Crowland will be a good proof of your visit. The River Welland is navigable for 26 miles (42km) from the Wash to Deeping St James. The upper part of the navigation is only suitable for light craft and canoes. There are two locks, Fulney Lock at Spalding on the Welland, and one on the Glen at Surfleet where it joins the Welland. Both these locks are operated by the Environment Agency and arrangements need to be made in advance (EA Anglian Region licence is required). Trailable boats can be launched on the slipway at Crowland (EA short term licence required).

Complete our challenge by visiting 20 locations from our list, you will receive our exclusive plaque and goody bag.


Challenge Location


If launching at Crowland slipway – alternative is Crowland if arriving from The Wash. Crowland Slipway requires EA short term licence.


If arriving from The Wash – alternative is Spalding if launching at Crowland. Crowland Slipway requires EA short term licence.

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