Oxford Canal

Start date: July 25, 2022
End date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 17, Claydon Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 21, Claydon Bottom Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Old Fenny Compton Road Bridge 136
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 147

RESTRICTION (3pm Monday 8 August 2022 until further notice)

After a relatively dry late spring into the 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.

Claydon Locks 17 to 21 will be open to navigation from 9.30am to 4pm

Last entry into the flight 3pm to clear the flight by 4pm.

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.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.