There were few more popular pastimes in the early part of the last century than taking a riverside stroll along The Lynch at Alwalton.
Sadly, the original riverside path has now become barely passable as mother nature has advanced from the wooded “cliffs” down to the waters edge. However, it is still there and is still worth the walk albeit it will be more of an adventure now than a leisurely stroll !
The path originally crossed this sluice gate which is close to the Nene Valley Railway bridge but only the stone footings remain today.
The lower water levels on the river now mean that the water course entering through the gate is now largely dried up except in times of flood.