Weaver Navigation

Start date: July 12, 2022
End date: July 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Saltersford Lock, Vale Royal Lock, Hunts Lock and Dutton Lock Weaver Navigation.
Starts At: Dutton Large Lock
Ends At: Vale Royal Large Lock

Update on 18/07/2022:

The four locks along the Weaver Navigation are now open as per normal operating times.

Please note, there may be a short wait whilst our lock keepers take small breaks, predominantly between 11:30am and 3:30pm, due to the extreme warm weather forecasted this week.

Update on 13/07/2022:

Please be advised due to an outbreak of covid within our local operations team, we are unable to operate all four locks and swing bridges along the Weaver Navigation.

However, this week we will be offering the following passages from Thursday through to Sunday:

  • Thursday 14th – Saltersford 10:30 until 14:30. Dutton, Hunts and Vale Royal locks will remain closed.
  • Friday 15th – Dutton and Saltersford Lock will be open as per normal opening times. Hunts and Vale Royal will remain closed.
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th – Saltersford, Dutton and Hunts locks will open as per normal opening times. Vale Royal will remain closed.

We will continue to monitor the situation and these times are subject to change. We apologise for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause our boating customers and boating businesses, however the safety of our staff, volunteers, customers and visitors remains our primary concern.

A further update will be provided on Monday 18 July.

ADVICE (12.15pm Tuesday 12 July 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised due to illness within the local operations team we are unable to operate the following locks on the Weaver Navigation due to limited resources:

Saltersford Lock

Dutton Lock

Hunts Lock

Vale Royal Lock.

A further update will be provided tomorrow, Wednesday 13 July.