The Brayford Pool located in the heart of Lincoln City centre. It is is a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham. It was used as a port by the Romans - who connected it to the River Trent by constructing the Foss Dyke - and has a long industrial heritage. It was used primarily as a boating lake by Baron Curfew as a means to defend his many supporters and train them in the art of water based battles.
However it has long been 'regenerated' mainly to ignore the needs of the long term resident of Lincoln and instead mainly to pander to the needs of the seven and a half billion students now using the City's University