Oxford Canal

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

Hillmorton Lock 2 & 3 – 6 & 7
Starts At: Lock 2, Hillmorton Bottom Lock (Tp)
Ends At: Lock 7, Hillmorton Top Lock (Os)
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 74 OX-027-005
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 53 OX-020-017

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4pm Friday 12 August 2022 until further notice)

Due to low water levels, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.

The opening times will be 6:30 – 16:00. The last boat through will be 16:00 and the lock will be closed at 17:00

Boaters wanting to pass through Hillmorton flight are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.

After a relatively dry late spring and 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. 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.