Lock 4 to Lock 5
Starts At: Bridge 9, Ridings Bridge
Ends At: Lock 5, Turnpike Road Lock
RESTRICTION (2pm Thursday 13 May 2021 until further notice)
A tree has fallen across the canal which is restricting the width of the channel. We sent contractors to remove it but discovered a Moorhen has made a nest in some of the branches towards the middle of the canal. As nesting birds (including their nests/eggs) are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) we cannot do any works to this tree until the end of the nesting bird season. This means that although the tree is passable by Narrow Boats with care Broad beams will not be able to get past. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our customers but will fully open the canal as soon as we are able.