Oxford Canal

Start date: August 1, 2022
End date: September 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 15, Marston Doles Bottom Lock
Ends At: Lock 16, Marston Doles Top Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Napton flight
Down Stream Winding Hole: Marston Doles

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Monday 15 August 2022 until further notice)


Original message:

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 and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from Braunston pound to the south oxford summit.

The opening times will be 9am to 4pm, with last entry at 3:15pm.

We will continue to monitor our reservoirs 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 the gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.