Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: July 16, 2022
End date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 10, Wash House Lock
Ends At: Lock 60, Crofton Lock

Update on 15/07/2022:

We are pleased to advise that The Kennet & Avon Canal will be open from 10:00 am this morning, subject only to the restrictions below which we hope will help to sustain our water supply.

The position will be reviewed again on Monday morning (18th July), and this notice will be regularly refreshed as the need arises.

Help save water to keep the canals open for boating

Save water | Close the gates | Lower the paddles

Please look out for signage indicating local exceptions to the way locks should be left after use.

RESTRICTION (5pm Thursday 14 July 2022 until further notice)

Further to the recent restrictions and pump failure at Caen Hill, we are pleased to confirm that levels continue to recover.

With that in mind and given a slightly improved picture regarding water availability, we aim (subject to a final check early on the 15th) to reopen the canal from Friday morning with the following flights open between 10:00 and 16:00 daily.

These will be locked outside of these hours as below:

Caen Hill  (Will be locked at Lks 44 & 28) Last admission 13:00hrs

Wootton Rivers (Will be locked at Lks 54 & 51)

  • Crofton (Will be locked at Lks 60 & 55)

All other restrictions relevant to these matters will be lifted, and previous notices should now be disregarded. These will be removed from the website tonight.

These arrangements will remain under review as the position develops in the coming weeks.