Opening Times

Last update: 28 April 2017
Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Sunday 30 April 2017)

28-29th 8am-4pm
30th 9am-5pm

Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Sunday 30 April 2017)
28th 9am-5pm
29-30th 10am-6pm

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River Witham: Boston Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Sunday 30 April 2017)

28-Apr 9.30-11am and 2.30-7pm
29-Apr 10-11.30am and 3-7.30pm
30-Apr 7am-12noon and 7.30-8.30pm

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Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (Monday 1 May until Wednesday 31 May 2017)
1st-2nd 10am-6pm
3rd 11am-7pm
4th 12noon-8pm
5-6th 1-9pm
7th 7-11am and 4.30-8.30pm
8th 7-11am and 5-9pm
9th 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
10-12th 7am-3pm
13-14th 8am-4pm
15-16th 9am-5pm
17th 10am-6pm
18th 11am-6pm
19-20th 12noon-8pm
21st-22nd 1-9pm
23rd 7-11am and 4-8pm
24th 7am-12noon and 5-9pm
25th 7am-12noon and 5-8pm
26th 7am-1pm and 6-8pm
27th 7am-4pm
28th 8am-4pm
29-30th 9am-5pm
31st 10am-6pm
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Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (Monday 1 May until Wednesday 31 May 2017)

1st-4th 10am-6pm
5th 11am-7pm
6th 7-11am and 5-9pm
7th 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
8th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
9th 7am-3pm
10-11th 8am-4pm
12-13th 9am-5pm
14-20th 10am-6pm
21st 11am-7pm
22nd 7-11.30am and 5.30-9pm
23rd 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
24th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
25th 7am-3pm
26th 8am-4pm
27-28th 9am-5pm
29th-31st 10am-6pm

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River Witham: Lock 4, Boston Lock

OPENING TIMES (Monday 1 May until Wednesday 31 May 2017)

01-May 8am-1pm and 8-9pm
02-May 8am-2pm
03-May 9am-3pm
04-May 10am-4pm
05-May 11.30am-5.30pm
06-May 12.30-6.30pm
07-May 1.30-7.30pm
08-May 7-8am and 3-8pm
09-May 7.30-8.30am and 3.30-8.30pm
10-May 8.30-9.30am and 4-9pm
11-May 8.30-10.30am and 2-6pm
12-May 9.30-11.30am and 2.30-6.30pm
13-May 10am-12noon and 3-7pm
14-May 10.30am-12.30pm and 3.30-7.30pm
15-May 7am-12noon and 7.30-8.30pm
16-May 7.30am-12.30pm and 8-9pm
17-May 8am-2pm
18-May 8.30am-2.30pm
19-May 9.30am-3.30pm
20-May 10am-4pm
21-May 11am-5pm
22-May 12noon-6pm
23-May 1-7pm
24-May 7-8am and 3-8pm
25-May 8-9am and 4-9pm
26-May 8.30-10.30am and 2-6pm
27-May 9.30-11.30am and 2.30-6.30pm
28-May 10am-12noon and 3.30-7.30pm
29-May 7am-12noon and 7-8pm
30-May 7.30am-12.30pm and 8-9pm
31-May 8am-2pm

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal: Lock 88 Ends At: Bridge, Pagefield Pipe Crossing

ADVICE (Thursday 27 April until Monday 15 May 2017) Please be advised that due to limited staff resource over the next two weeks, the Wigan Office at Trencherfield Mill will be open to customers as follows:

10am to 12pm – Friday 28 April

10am to 12pm – Friday 5 May

10am to 12pm – Monday 8 May

10am to 12pm – Friday 12 May

The office will be open to customers as usual all other days.

Please also note that the Wigan office will be closed on Monday 1 May for the Bank Holiday.

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Coventry Canal/Birmingham & Fazeley Canal/Trent & Mersey Canal: Intersection of: Fazeley Waterway Office to Fazeley Waterway Office on Coventry Canal and Fazeley Watling Str Bridge to Fazeley Watling Str Bridge on Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and Fradley Customer Service Facility to Fradley Customer Service Facility on Trent & Mersey Canal

Update on 18/04/2017: The Fazeley waterway office is now closed, the water point and elsan is still open but the bin compound is closed.  Please do not leave rubbish here.  The next recycling facility can be found at Grendon Bridge 49, Fradley Junction and Cambrian Wharf.

Licences and keys can be purchased from Cambrian House in Birmingham 8.30-4pm and Fradley Junction, Alrewas 10-2pm.

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

ADVICE (8am Saturday 1 April 2017 until 5pm Saturday 31 March 2018)

Caen Hill Flight – Opening Hours for 2017-18

1st April to 15th September (inclusive) open 8am to 8pm, last locking 5pm

16th September to 30th September (inclusive) open 8am to 7pm, last locking 4pm

1st October 2017 to 31st March 2018 (inclusive) 8am to 4pm, last locking 1pm

Please note locks 29 and 44 are locked at the end of each day and reopened at 8am the following morning.

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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.

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.

 

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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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.

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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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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