Ripon Canal

Start date: December 28, 2021
End date: June 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 3, Oxclose Lock

Update on 01/06/2022:

Following the recent grouting works undertaken at Oxclose, the lock side has now been stabilised. Therefore the lock is now available to all customers.

Please be aware that there is still water leaking out of the lock. Therefore please make sure the top sluices are fully open to allow the lock to fill and the lock will empty slowly when the lock is full and the top sluices are closed.

The lock hill, has been tidied up but some minor levelling works are still required.

Update on 26/05/2022:

Assisted passage over the weekend will be available for  narrowboats only between the hours of 8am – 12 noon.

Contractors are back on site on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday when they will be able to assist the team with narrowboats and widebeams penning them through between 9am to 3pm as was  done on the previous week.

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of the team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the request on 03030 404040.

As before, the booked passage instructions still apply and is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

We shall update the notice at the end of Wednesday / Thursday morning.

Update on 20/05/2022:

From Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May between the hours of 9am to 3pm, when the contractors are on site we will be able to assist narrowboats and widebeams through.

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of the team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the request on 03030 404040.

As before,the booked passage instructions still apply and is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

Update on 16/05/2022:

Contractors have been on site last week and continuing into this week where they are still repairing the sinkhole.

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May they shall be making up lances at their workshop and returning back to site on Wednesday 18th May to continue the extension of the original grid to take it past the second sinkhole.

Work is also needed to stabilise the soil beneath this second sinkhole using a stabilisation grid and injections into the tail gate recesses vertically then horizontally to ensure it is held.

These works may take an additional 2 weeks.

The booked passage instructions still apply.

As before, passage is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

Update on 09/05/2022:

We have no further update as to the end date of the works. Contractors are still undertaking works to repair holes and voids.

The booked passage instructions still apply.

As before, passage is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of the team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the request on 03030 404040.

Update on 27/04/2022:

During works over the past 7 days, a further hole has been identified by the contractors.

Please note the booked passage instructions still apply.

As before, passage is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

Update on 20/04/2022:

Contractors have been on site since yesterday and will continue to be all this week.

We are hoping to have an update potentially Friday or Monday, where we will have a further insight of the type of passage that it will be after the works done this week.

We will update the notice when we receive any further information.

Update on 14/04/2022:

Following the works that were undertaken today to fill the holes in on the lock hill, the booked passage instructions still apply.

As before, passage is only for purposeful travel (eg. to get to moorings or for boat repairs, medical appointments) not for leisure.

Boaters wishing to travel through on the weekend, can we ask that passage is booked to go through between the hours of 0800 and 1330hrs

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of a team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the passage requests on 03030 404040.

We are hoping that contractors will be on site on Tuesday, after the bank holiday to start further grouting works. While these works are ongoing we will continue with the assisted passage.

We will update the notice, should we receive any further information.

Update on 07/04/2022:

The grouting works commencing on the Monday 11th April will not affect the booked assisted passage.

The grouting works will be undertaken on the side that the lock gates are not operating.

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of a team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the passage requests on 03030 404040.

We will update the notice, should we receive any further information.

Update on 23/03/2022:

The repairs to grout the wall lock and to fill the void are looking to be commencing on the Monday 11th April.

We will update the notice when further information is available regarding how the repair will affect passage at Oxclose Lock.

Update on 04/02/2022:

Please may 48 hours notice be given for the passage options to be discussed with a member of a team to ensure that we are able to fulfill the passage requests on 03030 404040.

Update on 12/01/2022:

Following a second hole that appeared at Oxclose Lock prior to the Christmas period the lock remains closed. We have determined that the hole is directly under one of the lower balance beams, with the area fenced off to prevent access to unstable ground.

Our engineers visited the site earlier this week and are currently designing a repair. This will likely include grouting the lock wall and filling the void, in the same way that the previous hole was repaired last summer. The lock will remain closed until these works are completed.

In the meantime, emergency passage may be available for narrowboats using the unaffected gate only. If you wish to discuss emergency passage options with a member of the team then please do give us a call on 03030 404040

Update on 29/12/2021:

 A second sink hole has appeared under the lobby side downstream balance beam. Navigation through the lock is now not possible and both the upstream and downstream sluices have been locked off to prevent access. The lock will remain empty to prevent further damage to the lock structure. CRT apologies for this inconvenience. Engineers have been informed and will be on site early in the New Year.

RESTRICTION (9.45am Monday 27 December 2021 until further notice)

The Navigation at Oxclose Lock is currently restricted due to a sink hole developing next to the lock.

For safety reasons we have fenced off the area, therefore Oxclose is only available for passage to narrow boats operating on single gates.

This notice will be updated once engineers have assessed and repairs have been carried out.