Coventry Canal

Start date: July 30, 2022
End date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 5

Up Stream Winding Hole: Atherstone Top Lock
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 48

Update on 06/08/2022:

We’d like to confirm that Atherstone Locks will remain open for navigation after 12th August.  This is just a restriction on navigation times, and not a closure, as mistakenly listed in our  water resources email sent on Friday 5th August.

We apologise for this error and any confusion caused,  Thank you for your patience and help in managing our water resources, which is making a big difference in keeping most of our network open.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3.30pm Friday 12 August 2022 until further notice)

To conserve our water resources in this continuing hot and dry weather, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.

The opening times will be 6:30 – 15:30. The last boat through will be 15:30 and the lock will be closed at 17:00

Boaters wanting to pass through the five locks are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.

After a relatively dry late spring and summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year. In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight. We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.