Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: April 23, 2022
End date: April 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 81, Hamstead Lock

Update on 27/04/2022:

Further to the notice below, we are pleased to advise that Hamstead Lock has now been repaired and is fully operational.

Update on 26/04/2022:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that on Wednesday 27th April we will be lowering the water levels by approximately 450mm to facilitate the repair to the lock gate.

Please do not moor in the pound between Hamstead Lock 81 and Benham Lock 82.

Update on 25/04/2022:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that we will offer assisted passage through Hamstead Lock from Tuesday 26th April between the hours of midday and 2pm.

The works are still expected to take place Wednesday 27th April/ Thursday 28th April to attempt repair and we will provide further information after their visit.

Update on 25/04/2022:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that engineers have attended Hamstead Lock this morning.

The repair required is under water on the downstream gates – the works are expected to take place Wednesday 27th April/ Thursday 28th April to attempt repair and we will provide further information after their visit.

Update on 23/04/2022:

Please be advised that due to gate damage at Lock 81 Hamstead, the lock is not filling and is therefore temporarily out of operation.

Our team will be on site to inspect this problem on Monday 25th April.

ADVICE (8am Saturday 23 April 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised that due to gate damage at Lock 81 Hamstead, the lock is very slow to fill and equalize, making the top gates extremely heavy.

Our team will be on site to assist with the operation of the lock daily between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00 hours on the 23rd April until further notice in order to ensure our customers are able to navigate safely through.

The lock will be very heavy to operate without assistance so please exercise extreme caution if working the lock outside of these hours.

We will be dewatering to investigate week commencing 25th April.