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3 - Cowbridge Drain, Hobhole Drain and the disused locks - Hagnaby Lock, Lade Bank Lock and East Fen Lock.

These drains are still officially navigable, but cannot be reached except by trail boats, due to East Fen and and Lade Bank Locks being out of use. Hagnaby Lock is on the West Fen Catchwater Drain, it is gateless and still can be reached by shallow draughted (and low air draughted) craft.

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Cowbridge Drain. Looking down at the railway bridge from the junction with East Fen Lock / Junction Drain.

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Looking up Junction Drain at the derelict East Fen Lock.

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The remains of the bottom gates and paddle gear is still present at East Fen Lock.

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Looking up Junction Drain from the infilled East Fen Lock.

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The top of East Fen Lock from Junction Drain.

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Lade Bank Pumping Station straddles Hobhole Drain.

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The remains of the lock in Lade Bank Sluice, now topped by the modern pumping station, built in the 1950's

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Lade Bank Pumping Station.

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Looking up Hobhole Drain from Lade Bank Pumping Station. Lade Bank Bridge

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Lade Bank Pumping Station from above. Hobhole Drain.

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Hobhole Drain. Further up Barlode Drain comes in from the left.

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Looking down Hobhole Drain from the junction with Barlode Drain. The Duke Of Wellington pub is to the left.

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The de-gated Hagnaby Lock at the top of the West Fen Catchwater Drain.

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Hagnaby Lock. West Fen Catchwater Drain.

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Hagnaby Lock. West Fen Catchwater Drain.

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Hagnaby Lock. West Fen Catchwater Drain.

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