Opening Times

Last update: 24 March 2017

Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (Wednesday 1 March until Friday 31 March 2017)
22nd-24th 12noon-6pm
25-29th 7am-1pm
30th 8am-2pm
31st 9am-3pm

Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (Wednesday 1 March until Friday 31 March 2017)
23rd-24th 12noon-6pm
25-27th 7am-1pm
28th 8am-2pm
29-30th 9am-3pm
31st 10am-4pm

 

River Witham: Lock 4, Boston Lock

OPENING TIMES (Wednesday 1 March until Friday 31 March 2017)

24th 8am-2pm
25th 8.30am-2.30pm
26th 10am-4pm
27-30th 8am-2pm
31st 7am-12noon and 6.30-7.30pm

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Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (Saturday 1 April until Sunday 30 April 2017)

1st 9am-5pm
2nd 10am-6pm
3rd 11am-7pm
4th 12noon-8pm
5-7th 1-9pm
8th 7-11am and 4-8pm
9th 7am-12noon and 5-8pm
10th 7am-1pm and 6-8pm
11th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
12th 7am-3pm
13-14th 8am-4pm
15-16th 9am-5pm
17-18th 10am-6pm
19th 11am-7pm
20th 12noon-8pm
21st-23rd 1-9pm
24th 7-11am and 4-8pm
25th 7am-12noon and 5-8pm
26th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
27th 7am-3pm
28-29th 8am-4pm
30th 9am-5pm

Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (Saturday 1 April until Sunday 30 April 2017)
1st-5th 10am-6pm
6th 11am-7pm
7th 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
8th 7am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm
9th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
10-11th 8am-4pm
12-13th 9am-5pm
14-20th 10am-6pm
21st 11am-7pm
22nd 7-11am and 5-9pm
23rd 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
24th 7am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm
25th 7am-1pm and 6-9pm
26-27th 8am-4pm
28th 9am-5pm
29-30th 10am-6pm

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Weaver Navigation: Church Cut Bridge Ends At: Red Lion Visitor Moorings

OPENING TIMES (9am Monday 27 March until 5pm Tuesday 31 October 2017)

SUMMER LOCK OPENING TIMES 2017 WEAVER NAVIGATION

The Weaver Navigation has four manned locks, Vale Royal, Hunts, Saltersford and Dutton along its route and these are all available for passage throughout the summer season.

Lock passage is available as follows:

27 March – end September 2017

Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm

Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9.30am-6pm

October 2017

Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm

Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9.30am-5pm

November 2017 to March 2018 available by prior arrangement with the Northwich Office.

All craft must arrive 30 minutes prior to times above to ensure passage. If locks are unattended please phone the lock keepers on the telephone numbers below.

During the open weekend season, Marsh Lock is available for passage once in any weekend period subject to prior notice being given to the waterway before 16.30 on the Thursday.

This passage is based on a first come first served basis and will normally mean the lock is available for a 4 hour period.

For all enquiries for the Weaver Navigation please phone 0303 040 4040 ask for Northwich Office.

Northwich Office      0303 040 4040

Vale Royal Locks      07748 936 966

Hunts Locks              07748 936 964

Saltersford Locks     07748 936 965

Dutton Locks             07748 936 968

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Gloucester &  Sharpness Canal/River Severn Navigation: Intersection of: Sharpness Tidal Basin to Water Point, Bridge 24, Llanthony on Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and Lock 2 Gloucester Lock to Gladder Brook Footbridge on River Severn Navigation

OPENING TIMES (8am Monday 27 March 2017 until 4pm Sunday 25 March 2018)

Monday 27  March to Sunday 21 May 2017 – 8am-6pm

Monday 22 May to Sunday 1 October 2017 – 8am-7pm

Monday 2nd October to Sunday 22nd October 2017 – 8amp-6pm

Monday 23 October 2017 to Sunday 25 March 2018 – 8am-4pm

From 1 November 2017 to 25 March 2018 – 8am-4pm the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and River Severn are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks are unmanned – Lincomb- Holt- Bevere- Diglis and Upper lode. For all enquires please contact Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832 mobile 07717 681 086 or you can email enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Bookings for the River Severn from 1 November 2017 to 25 March 2018 can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832, 24 hours prior to passage or 07795 027370.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal): Lock 1 Ends At: Lock 7

BOOKING INFORMATION (Thursday 16 March 2017 until Sunday 1 April 2018) Watford Locks Summer/Winter Volunteer Lock Keeper availability times for 2017/18 have been confirmed.

Volunteer Lock Keepers will be available between these hours to assist you through the flight. Please note this flight will be accessible outside these hours however no assistance will be available from the Trust.

If you require the assistance of volunteer lock keepers please allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage. It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight.  Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

Last assisted boat passage through the lock will be 45 minutes prior to the times posted below.

16 March – 2 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last assisted boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last assisted boat in 2.45pm)

3 April – 23 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 5pm (last assisted boat in 4.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 6pm (last assisted boat in 5.15pm)

24 April – 10 September 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 7pm (last assisted boat in 6.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 7pm (last assisted boat in 6.15pm)

11 September – 22 October 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 4pm (last assisted boat in 3.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 5pm (last assisted boat in 4.15pm)

23 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last assisted boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last assisted boat in 2.45pm)

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal): Lock 17 Ends At: Lock 8

OPENING TIMES (Thursday 16 March 2017 until Sunday 1 April 2018) Foxton Locks Summer/Winter opening times for 2017/18 have been confirmed.

Please be advised the hours listed below are when Foxton Locks will be open for navigation. The lock flight will be closed outside of these hours.

As locks can be very busy allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage.  Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight and you must be through the flight by the time of closure.

Last boat entry into the flight will be 45 minutes prior to closure.

16 March – 2 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)


3 April – 23 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 5pm (last boat in 4.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 6pm (last boat in 5.15pm)


24 April – 10 September 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 7pm (last boat in 6.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 7pm (last boat in 6.15pm)


11 September – 22 October 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 4pm (last boat in 3.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 5pm (last boat in 4.15pm)


23 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

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Montgomery Canal: Lock 1, Frankton Locks

BOOKING INFORMATION (10am Wednesday 15 March until 10am Wednesday 1 November 2017) Lock opening times 12 noon until 2pm Monday to Sunday 7 days per  week (Including Bank holidays).

Booking is required for passage through the locks.

Customers can book any day in advance but no later than 10am on the day of passage*

Only boats with a booking will be allowed passage through the locks.

A new on line booking service is available please register at https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk/

To book passage by phone Monday-Friday, call 0303 040 4040, Option 3.

If you are calling on a Sat, Sun or Bank Holiday, please call 01606 786777, Option 8 (Anderton Boat Lift).

Please note:

* Customers are advised that there are a maximum of 12 boats allowed down the locks and 12 boats allowed up the locks in any one day and booking well in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. There is a minimum of 1 night and a maximum of 14 nights stay.  No return is permitted within 6 weeks.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Lock 7, Kirkstall Little Lock Ends At: Lock 13, Newlay Top Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Tuesday 14 March until 4pm Tuesday 31 October 2017) Please be advised that passage from Kirkstall (Lock 7) to Newlay (Lock 13) opening times are as follows.

First passage commences at 8am daily.

Last passage commences at 5pm daily.

Following the last passage, all of the above will be locked up until the following morning.

Field lock will not be manned – If assistance is needed please advise the North West Team on the number below

Please note as of 1st October 2017 until 31st October the last passage for Bingley Five & Three, Newlay & Kirkstall incl. Forge Locks will commence at 4pm.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Lock 18, Field Top Lock Ends At: Lock 16, Field Bottom Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Tuesday 14 March until 4pm Tuesday 31 October 2017) Field Three Rise Locks (18 to 16) will not be manned. The Locks will be open from 8am to 5pm daily but please call the North West office if you require assistance.

Following the last passage, the above will be locked up until the following morning.

Please note as of 1st October 2017 until 31st October the last passage for Bingley Five & Three, Newlay & Kirkstall incl. Forge Locks will commence at 4pm.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock Ends At: Lock 22, Bingley 3 Rise Bottom Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Tuesday 14 March until 4pm Tuesday 31 October 2017) Bingley Five and Three Rise Locks opening times for 2017 are as follows.

First passage commences at 8am daily.

Last passage commences at 5pm daily.

Field lock will not be manned – If assistance is needed please advise the North West Team on the number below

Following the last passage, all of the above will be locked up until the following morning.

Please note as of 1st October 2017 until 31st October the last passage for Bingley Five & Three, Newlay & Kirkstall incl. Forge Locks will commence at 4pm.

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Coventry Canal: Fazeley Waterway Office

OPENING TIMES  The Fazeley office at Peels Wharf will be closing on Friday 31st March, the water point and elsan will still be open however the Biffa bins will be removed due to security issues.

The next recycling facility can be found at Atherstone Top Lock and Fradley Junction.

Cambrian House in Birmingham will be open to purchase boat licences and keys, this facility will also be available soon at Fradley Junction in Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal):  Lock 1 Ends At: Lock 7

Update on 13/03/2017: Please note that Watford Locks are open 24 hours a day.

OPENING TIMES (Thursday 16 March 2017 until Sunday 1 April 2018) Watford Locks Summer/Winter opening times for 2017/18 have been confirmed.

16 March – 2 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

3 April – 23 April 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 5pm (last boat in 4.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 6pm (last boat in 5.15pm)

24 April – 10 September 2017

Mon – Thurs, 8am to 7pm (last boat in 6.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 8am to 7pm (last boat in 6.15pm)

11 September – 22 October 2017

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 4pm (last boat in 3.15pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 5pm (last boat in 4.15pm)

23 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

Mon – Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

Fri – Sun, 9am to 3.30pm (last boat in 2.45pm)

As locks can be very busy, please allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage

It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight and you must be through the flight by the time of closure.

Last boat will be allowed through the lock 45 minutes prior to closure.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Lock 87

BOOKING INFORMATION (Monday 14 November 2016 until further notice)

New online booking systems.  As of Monday 14 November 2016, the Liverpool Canal Link, Ribble Link and Wigan Dry Dock will be bookable online.

To make a booking, please sign in to the online licensing pages and click on ‘my boats’, followed by the ‘bookings’ section.

https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk/Account/SignIn

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River Trent: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Top Chamber

Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock/

Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

River Witham: Lock 4, Boston Lock
OPENING TIMES (Friday 4 November 2016 until further notice)

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

All 4 of CRT’S tidal locks (West Stockwith, Cromwell, Torksey, Boston) have the same core hours, which are: 7am to 9pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8am to 4pm in Winter.

Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours.

Torksey and West Stockwith will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally they will operate Boston, West Stockwith and Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.

Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (01636 675732 / 0303 040 4040)  and is subject to staff availability.

At Boston, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity, it is proposed to staff the lock for a maximum of 6 hours on any day. The actual hours of staffing each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.

In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Bridge 6, Netherton Swing Bridge Ends At: Bridge 9, Handcocks Swing Bridge

BOOKING INFORMATION (Monday 31 October 2016 until Sunday 26 March 2017) During the winter months, passage through Bridges 6 (Netherton Swing Bridge) and 9 (Handcock’s Swing Bridge / Wango Lane) will require a booking 48 hours in advance notice of passage.  Please contact the North West office on 03030 404040 to arrange this.

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal: Keadby Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (1pm Monday 15 August 2016 until further notice) Passage through Keadby lock must be booked at least 24 hours in advance with CRT Lock Keepers by calling 07733 124611.

Winter hours are 1st October until the Thursday prior to Good Friday

Monday – Sunday 8am until 4pm

Canal & River Trust are not an emergency service but will assist any user in need of help where possible. Any vessel requiring emergency assistance should call the emergency services on 999 and ask for the coastguard. Canal & River Trust provide a 24hr call system to deal with emergency operational issues. First Response can be contacted on 0800 4799947.

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Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Lock 24

BOOKING INFORMATION (2pm Thursday 4 August 2016 until further notice) A booking system is in place for lock 24E on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, as a temporary measure while we work on a repair for the gate mechanism.

The problem here means that the gate is not safe to use without a Canal & River Trust member of staff.

Bookings are available on the hour, between the hours of 9am and 2pm. To make your booking through the lock please call the Tunnel office directly on 01484 840629 or by calling the Red Bull office on 03030 404040. Please give at least 24 hours’ notice for bookings.

Please note that if you need to book a passage for a weekend, this will need to be done within normal office working hours.

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Sheffield & Tinsley Canal/Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations: Intersection of: Lock 1 Tinsley to Lock 1 Tinsley on Sheffield & Tinsley Canal and Holmes Lock to Holmes Lock on Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations

ADVICE (11pm Friday 29 July 2016 until further notice) Passage through the Tinsley flight of locks must be booked at least 24 hours in advance with our Lock Keepers by calling 07710 175488.

Lock Keepers will advise customers what time the last passage will be as it takes approximately 4 hours to navigate the flight.

Winter hours are 1st October until 31st March

Monday – Sunday 8am until 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

The Tinsley Flight passage starts at Holmes Lock. Customers who have not booked passage will not be able to progress past Holmes Lock. We advise customers to moor at Eastwood or Iccles Lock.

If you would like to pre book a mooring at Victora Quays Sheffield, please call Calder Valley Marina on 0114 2767111.

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Trent & Mersey Canal: Preston Brook Tunnel

Update on 21/06/2016: Following Bridgewater Canal’s update of its approach to enforcement for Canal & River Trust licence holders (see below), CRT wanted to confirm that it will forward details of any licence holders wishing to use the Bridgewater Canal as part of passage to a festival this summer.  Please contact  enquiries.manchesterpennine@canalrivertrust.org.uk; or enquiries.northwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk, and provide your boat details (index number, name, and your name, and the festival that you are travelling to/from, and dates of travel), and CRT will pass these on.

A meeting is planned with representatives of the Bridgewater Canal Company in July to discuss these issues.

 BRIDGEWATER CANAL NOTICE

NOTICE JUNE 2016 – Announcement for amendments to the BCCL/C&RT reciprocal agreement. Please note we are now operating a no return within 28 day restriction under the reciprocal agreement with CRT. We have been working on these changes for a year and BCCL have now decided to bring them into play this summer to reinforce our enforcement work and to protect the Canal from abuse.

To help prevent further exploitation we have introduced a no return policy to the reciprocal agreement which now reads as; ‘C&RT licensed crafts are permitted upto 7 consecutive days free navigation on the Bridgewater Canal. No return within any 28 day period’.

For clarification after 7-days from first arriving on the Bridgewater Canal a permit will be required to remain on the Bridgewater Canal. Any return within 28 days from the date of leaving whether leaving after 3 days or 5 days or up to 7 days you will require an additional permit.

We are in discussions with C&RT and have agreed with C&RT that for 2016 any boaters who are registered to attend the Liverpool Festival or another bona fide canal festival will be permitted return navigation on the Bridgewater Canal at no cost subject to their registration details being provided to BCCL by C&RT or IWA.

It is possible that a return ticket for a reduced fee may be introduced. Any return ticket information will be placed on the Bridgewater Canal website when it is available. On behalf of The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited

Email: BridgewaterCanal@peel.co.uk Web: www.peel.co.uk

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Kennet & Avon Canal: Lock 22, Lower Foxhangers Lock Ends At: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

OPENING TIMES (April 2016 until 5pm Friday 31 March 2017)

1st October to 31st March (inclusive) 8am to 4pm, last locking 1pm

Please note locks 29, 44 and 50 are locked at the end of each day and reopened at 8 am the following morning.  Boats moored between lock 44 and lock 50 will be unable to move overnight.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal/River Severn Navigation:

OPENING HOURS (until 4pm Sunday 26 March 2017)

Monday October 21 2016-Sunday March 26 2017– 8am-4pm

From November 1 2016 to March 26 2017- 8am-4pm, the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and River Severn are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks are unmanned – Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper Lode. For all enquires please contact Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832 mobile 07717 681 086 or email enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Bookings for the River Severn from November 1 2016 to March 26 2017 can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832 24 hours prior to passage. All other enquires please call 01452 318008.

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