Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: July 8, 2022
End date: July 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Lock 10, Forge Top Lock

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 11 July until 6pm Monday 18 July 2022)

Update on 08/07/2022:

We have chosen to carry out the works to Forge Lock at this time as the cills of the lock have lifted and, although we have carried out a temporary repair and have assisted passage through the lock in recent weeks, we cannot be certain that passage will remain possible without a more comprehensive intervention.

In doing this work now we are aiming to ensure the route east towards Leeds is available at the same time that water shortages will close the route west towards Gargrave, and so provide boaters with an alternative option.

On further investigation on the works that need to be carried out, the closure dates are now from 11.07.22 to the 18.07.22.

Update on 06/07/2022:

Lock 10, Forge Top Lock will be closed from the 11.07.22 to the 22.07.22 (inclusive) due to emergency repairs to the cill, that has lifted and needs urgent repair work to be done.

Original message:

Lock 10, Forge Top Lock is closed due to emergency repairs to the cill, that has lifted and needs urgent repair work to be done.

Works are due to start on 11.07.22 and will finish on and including 22.07.22.