Caldon Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 6, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 10 Hazelhurst Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 16 Oakmeadowford Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Hazelhurst

Update on 04/10/2021:

We are pleased to advise that this restriction has been lifted. The navigation is open. Please proceed with care.

Update on 30/09/2021:

The navigation will remain closed. Our teams are monitoring water levels daily and a review will take place early next week. We will provide the next update on Monday 4th October.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am Wednesday 22 September 2021 until further notice)

With restricted water resources in all of the reservoirs feeding the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals, and limited prospect of significant rainfall in the immediate future, we’ve had to make the hard decision to temporarily close the eastern end of the Caldon between Hazelhurst Junction and the river section at Consall Forge. 

Our teams continue to monitor the situation but it may take a while for water level to resume. We will carry out weekly reviews and the next update will be provided by Wednesday 29th September. 

While we’ve been able to get in touch with most of those directly affected, we appreciate that this will have an impact on many boaters, both local to and wishing to visit the Caldon Canal. If you need any specific help, please contact or contact your Licence Support Officer.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.