Opening Times

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Last update: 22nd September 2020

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Chesterfield Canal
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (7am Thursday 1 October until 3pm Saturday 31 October 2020)

Thurs 1-Sat 3: 7am-3pm
Sun 4-Mon 5: 8am-4pm
Tue 6-Wed 7: 9am-5pm
Thu 8-Wed 14: 10am-6pm
Thu 15-Sun 18: 7am-3pm

Mon 19-Tue 20: 8am-4pm
Wed 21: 9am-5pm
Thu 22-29: 10am-6pm
Fri 30-Sat 31: 7am-3pm

NOTE: –

The above Lock keeping hours are based on serviceable tides
For enquiries please telephone West Stockwith Lock on 01427 890204

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River Ouse
Naburn Large Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (7.30am Thursday 1 October until 2.15pm Saturday 31 October 2020)

  • Actual lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height. As a general guide passage Naburn to Selby/Goole is 2 hours before high-water at Naburn. Passage Selby to Naburn is at or close to start of flood at Selby. Passage time Selby to Goole can be at the start of ebb or high water depending on a number of factors.
  • Skippers of all craft planning passage should contact the lock keeper 24hrs in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Selby Lock on 01757 703182 or Naburn Lock on 01904 728500.
  • Locks are not manned before 06:00hrs or after 22:00hrs.
  • Waste reception facilities for general domestic waste including food and non-recyclable packaging are available at Selby and Naburn lock. Large items such as mattresses and tyres should be taken to the nearest council recycling centres.

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Selby Canal

Selby Lock (Lock 1)

BOOKING INFORMATION (6am Thursday 1 October until 12.45pm Saturday 31 October 2020)

  • Actual lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height. As a general guide passage Naburn to Selby/Goole is 2 hours before high-water at Naburn. Passage Selby to Naburn is at or close to start of flood at Selby. Passage time Selby to Goole can be at the start of ebb or high water depending on a number of factors.
  • Skippers of all craft planning passage should contact the lock keeper 24hrs in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Selby Lock on 01757 703182.
  • Locks are not manned before 06:00hrs or after 22:00hrs.
  • Waste reception facilities for general domestic waste including food and non-recyclable packaging are available at Selby and Naburn lock. Large items such as mattresses and tyres should be taken to the nearest council recycling centres.

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River Trent
Starts At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Top Chamber
Ends At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Bottom Chamber

Booking Information

Update on 22/09/2020:

Cromwell Lock will now be manned each day between 8:00am and 4:00pm, if prior bookings have been made.  If you have not made a booking, we cannot currently guarantee the availability of the lock keeper.

For passage through the Lock, please book with our Tidal Lock Keeper on site.

We request 24 hours’ notice for a booking through the lock

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Lee Navigation
Location: Restricted passage, Lock 17 Tottenham Lock
Starts At: Lock 17, Tottenham Lock, Western Side
Ends At: Lock 16, Stonebridge Lock, Western Side

Monday 21 September 2020 10:00 until further notice

Due to the continuing low levels of water, it is necessary to introduce a navigation restriction at lock 17 Tottenham on the Lee Navigation.
Lock 17 Tottenham will be opened to navigation each day, with restricted passage being between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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Shropshire Union Canal

Ellesmere Port Passage On/Off Shropshire Union Canal
Starts At: Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock
Ends At: Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock

Update on 18/09/2020:

Engineers on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council have completed the repair to Whitby Lock Swing Bridge at Ellesmere Port.

To book passage through Whitby Lock and Swing Bridge to navigate on/off the Manchester Ship Canal, please see our new advice notice here.

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

Update on 11/09/2020:

We are pleased to advise, from the 19 September, Dutton, Saltersford, Hunts and Vale Royal Locks on the Weaver Navigation will be operated daily, as per the following operating times:

Dutton
Down Passage: 8.30am, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.45pm
Up Passage: 8.45am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5pm

Saltersford
Up Passage:9.45am, 1pm, 3.30pm, 5.45pm
Down Passage: 10am, 1.15pm, 3.45pm
Hunts
Down Passage: 8.30am, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.30pm
Up Passage: 9am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.45pm

Vale Royal
Up Passage: 10.15am, 12.15pm, 3.15pm, 5.30pm
Down Passage: 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.45pm

Please note these times are subject to review.

Please click here for information on the Anderton Boat Lift operating times.

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Oxford Canal
Starts At: Lock 15, Marston Doles Bottom Lock
Ends At: Lock 16, Marston Doles Top Lock

Update on 08/09/2020:

From Wednesday 9th September 2020, the locks will be open between 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week, with last entry on the flight at 4pm.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Foxton Locks
Starts At: Lock 17
Ends At: Lock 8

BOOKING INFORMATION (until Sunday 28 March 2021)

Update on 07/09/2020:

Foxton Lock will now be manned as per normal summer and winter hours.

From now until the 24th October 2020, the lock will be manned from 10:00am until 6:00pm and the last boat in will be at 5:15pm.

From the 25th October 2020 until the 28th March 2021, the lock will be manned from 9:00am until 3:30pm and the last boat in will be at 2:45pm.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Watford Locks
Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 7

BOOKING INFORMATION (until Sunday 28 March 2021)

Update on 07/09/2020:

Watford Lock will now be manned as per normal summer and winter hours.

From now until the 24th October 2020, the lock will be manned from 10:00am until 6:00pm and the last boat in will be at 5:15pm.

From the 25th October 2020 until the 28th March 2021, the lock will be manned from 9:00am until 3:30pm and the last boat in will be at 2:45pm.

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River Thames

Teddington Lock

Update on 05/09/20:

Passage through Teddington Lock is available from 7am to 9pm. Tidal transits only possible between these times until 30 September.

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Grand Union Canal

Update on 25/08/2020:

 

Please be advised that Kings Langley, Lock 71 is open for narrowboat assisted passage on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August) from 10 am – 11 pm and from 2 pm – 3 pm. Also, on Saturday the 5th of September and Sunday the 6th of September, the lock will be open from 10 am – 2 pm.

For more information or further assistance, please contact our Customer Support Team at Enquiries.londonsoutheast@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

 

Update on 24/08/2020:

 

Navigation will be closed to both narrow and wide-beams from 6:00am Monday 7 September until 18:00pm Monday 14 September as Lock 71 Kings Langley as the Lock will be emptied (de-watered) whilst gate replacement works are carried out.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/18188/lock-gate-repairs-to-lock-71-kings-langley-grand-union

Pleases note that the last staff assisted passage for narrow beam craft only before this navigation closure will be on Friday 4 September

10:00 am (gates will be locked at 11:00hrs)

14:00pm (gates will be locked at 15:00rs)

 

 

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Keadby Lock

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/18052/tide-times-and-lock-shift-times-for-keadby-lock-september

BOOKING INFORMATION (6am Tuesday 1 September until 4.30pm Wednesday 30 September 2020)

  • · Actual lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height.
  • · Skippers of all craft wishing to book passage should contact the lock keeper at least 24hrs in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Keadby Lock on 07733 124611

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Trent & Mersey Canal
Fradley office closure
Winding Hole, Fradley Junction

Update on 18/08/2020:

Fradley office will remain closed for the foreseeable future, but information and limited sales are available from our Greeter volunteers in the courtyard on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from 25th August.

For purchases of pump-out cards or facilities keys, please use the online shop.

 

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Trent & Mersey Canal
Harecastle Tunnel opening times

Update on 11/08/2020:

In order to manage your booking as efficiently as possible could you please provide the following when emailing your booking request:

Boat name

Index number

Direction of travel (Northbound Westport to Kidsgrove, Southbound Kidsgrove to Westport)

Please book in advance where possible as passages are limited.

 

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Oxford Canal

RESTRICTION (10am Friday 14 August 2020 until further notice)

Reservoir holdings in the South Oxford Canal are lower than usual for this time of year.
To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking the precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Pound onto the Oxford Summit.
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.
The locks will be open between 10am to 5pm – 7 days a week
[last entry on the flight 4pm]

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Trent & Mersey Canal
Fradley Customer Service Facility

Update on 05/08/2020:

The facilities have now been reopened for public and boating usage.

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Oxford Canal

Bridge 205, Mill lift Bridge, South Oxford Canal

Update on 05/08/2020:

Navigation at this bridge will be restricted to the following times each day until further notice

10am to 11am

2pm to 3pm

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Montgomery Canal

Starts At: Lock 1, Frankton Locks
Ends At: Lock 4, Frankton Locks

Thursday 9 July 2020 until further notice

Type: Booking Information

Update on 03/08/2020:

This link will take you to our licencing page where your passage can then be booked once you have signed in, Book your passage online here.

 

New 2020 Season Opening Times:

9 am – 12 noon daily

Before you commence your booking, please check that your craft is within the maximum dimensions which can be found here.

Please note that a return passage must be booked a maximum of 14 days after you have entered on to the Montgomery Canal.

You can book any day in advance but no later than 10.00 am on the day of your passage.

Please arrive at the locks anytime between 9am and 12 noon.

There will no passage outside of the opening times.

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River Soar/Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Intersection of: Bridge 18 – Wanlip Road Bridge to Bridge 18 – Wanlip Road Bridge on River Soar and Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge to Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge on Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Update on 03/08/2020:

We are pleased to announce the waterway through Leicester is re-opening for boating. The single household guidance applies, with only members of a single household aboard at any time.

We’re reminding people that social distancing guidance should continue to be maintained across the Trust’s waterway network.

The situation will be kept under active review and updates provided in line with the latest Government guidance.

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Grand Union Canal
Blisworth Tunnel

Update on 30/07/2020:

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage.

Passage is available Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.

Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at –

enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tunnel length: 2,812m, travel time: 45 minutes

Please note, other boats will experience slight delays at this time, if we do have a wide beam passage.  Please be patient and follow any advice given on site.

Original message:

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage.

Passage is available Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.

Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at –

enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tunnel length: 2,812m, travel time: 45 minutes

 

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Grand Union Canal
Braunston Tunnel

 

Update on 30/07/2020:

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage.

Passage is available Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.

Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or email us at –

enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes

Please note, other boats will experience slight delays at this time, if we do have a wide beam passage.  Please be patient and follow any advice given on site.

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Tees Navigation
Tees Barrage Slipway

 

Update on 30/07/2020:

The Tees Barrage slipway is open.

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River Thames

Teddington Lock

RESTRICTION (Saturday 1 August until Monday 31 August 2020)

Assisted passage will be available from 7am – 9pm. Self service is not possible and transit will not be possible throughout the night and from 9pm until 7am.

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Rochdale Canal
Tuel Lane Lock – Booking Information
Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 3/4

Update on 28/07/2020:

For anyone requiring passage through Tuel Lane Lock on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday please note we require at least 24 hours notice so we can arrange for the team to be onsite to facilitate this. Please also note our revised hours of operations during the week:

 

Monday; Friday; Saturday – 8am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

Tuesday; Wednesday & Thursday; 9am-3pm

Please make contact with the team on 0303 0404040.

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Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Diglis New Sanitary Station

ADVICE (10.30am Tuesday 28 July 2020 until further notice)

The toilet at this facility is closed until further notice, due to ongoing vandalism. Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

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River Trent

Lock 8, Holme Lock

Update on 24/07/2020:

Our contractors have successfully completed the works at Holme Lock. This means Holme Lock is now operating as normal. Volunteer lock keepers will be on site between 9:00am and 5:00pm to assist boats through, but outside of these hours the lock is self-operational again.

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Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Low water levels at Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock

Update on 22/07/2020:

Lock 1E is operational, however due to fluctuating water levels passage through the lock requires booking. Please contact us on 0303 0404040 to arrange passage during the hours of 0800-1600.

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Kennet & Avon Canal
Caen Hill Flight (Locks 29 – 44)
Starts At: Lock 29, Devizes Lock
Ends At: Lock 44, Sir Hugh Stockwell
Up Stream Winding Hole: Above lock 50

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Monday 20 July until 8pm  Thursday 17 September 2020)

We are pleased to confirm that Caen Hill Flight is now available on normal summer hours, from 08:00 until 17:00 every day, with the last boat leaving the Flight at 20:00.

Please follow the advice of Trust staff and volunteers working on the flight and note that at busy times, control measures may be in place around the locks and on the towpath, to help us all maintain and respect each other’s social distance.

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Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Intersection of: Lock 1 to Lock 16 on Peak Forest Canal
and Lock 1 to Lock 12 on Macclesfield Canal

Update on 17/07/2020:

We have had significant and sustained rainfall in the North West over the last couple of weeks which has improved our reservoir holdings sufficiently to ensure we have enough water for the remainder of the boating season.

We are pleased to advise, from Monday 27 July, we will remove the operating times and padlocks from the Marple and Bosley Lock Flights along the Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals.

Until Monday 27 July, the Marple and Bosley Flights will continue to operate as follows:

Bosley Locks (1-12) on the Macclesfield Canal – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Only

  • Open 9am.  Last passage at 1pm.  Flight locked up 4pm.

Marple Lock Flight (1-16) on the Peak Forest Canal – Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday Only

  • Open 8am.  Last passage at 12pm.  Flight locked up 3pm

We would ask all boaters to help us manage our water efficiently by, where possible, ensuring all paddles are left down and locked.

Please note, we will continue to monitor the situation and will reintroduce operating times as necessary to conserve water.

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Weaver Navigation
Anderton Boat Lift

Update on 17/07/2020:

Further to the update on Friday 26 June, commencing Saturday 1 August we will be in a position to offer more passages for the Anderton Boat Lift, whilst remaining to uphold government guidelines regarding social distancing.

From Saturday 1 August, we are able to offer an additional weekend day meaning the Lift will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, with longer operating times over the weekend period.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, passage times will be between the hours of 10:00 and 13:00 as below:

August UP DOWN
10:00 2x boats Weaver to T&M
10:45 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
11:30 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
12:15 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
13:00 2x boats T&M to Weaver

Saturday & Sunday, passage times will be between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 as below:

August UP DOWN
10:00 2x boats Weaver to T&M
10:45 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
11:30 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
12:15 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
13:45 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
14:30 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
15:15 2x boats Weaver to T&M 2x boats T&M to Weaver
16:00 2x boats T&M to Weaver

Passage must be booked at least 48hours in advance.

Please note, 1 x wide beam is the equivalent to 2 x narrowboats.

We will review the operating procedures each week and hope to extend the operating times once the new procedures are established. Please refer to our website and booking page for more details.

Booking is now live for the additional days and times commencing Saturday 1 August. To book, please visit your online account or call 03030 404040.

It is important that all boats travelling through the Lift have the correct license, Boat Safety Certificate and valid insurance. Please make sure your details are up to date prior to booking as these will be checked during the booking sequence. Failure to have these in place may result in a delay to your booking and losing your preferred time and day.

Please ensure that you arrive at the holding area 30 minutes before the scheduled passage.

This window gives our staff an opportunity to visually check the boat for any potential issues, and more importantly, allows time for the safety briefing to be delivered and to answer any questions that might arise.

You will be charged the full amount should you fail to turn up for your booked passage. Failing to turn up has an adverse impact on the efficiency of the Lift and our limited operational staff.

For the safety of Trust employees and members of the public we will be operating within social distancing guidelines and we ask that you always follow the advice given from the Lift Operators during your passage.

We have created a handy Boater’s Information Guide which includes all this information and more, including the Weaver Navigation Lock times.

For more information about the re-opening of the Anderton Boat Lift, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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Denver Complex Public Car Park & Relief Channel
48 Hr Visitor Moorings at Stowbridge & Magdalen
ADVICE (Friday 3 July 2020 until further notice)

Due to large gatherings, misuse and abuse of Denver Public Car Park and facilities, the 48 Hour visitor moorings at Stowbridge and Magdalen on the Relief Channel we have had to take the unfortunate decision to close these site to the wider public until further notice as an additional safety measure.

The associated anti-social behaviour with some instances of criminal damage and other illegal activities is impacting on local on-site staff / residents and could have
serious implications on the grounds of safety and lives are being put at risk as a result.

These sites have now been closed to the wider general public and fenced off. Please note that boating customers who are registered and hold a navigation key can still access the sites but please unlock and then re-lock the navigation padlock on the main access gates to these sites as soon as you have passed through, even whilst your vehicle is within the carpark at Denver or you are using the Relief Channel Moorings and do the same again upon exiting the sites to prevent unauthorised access.
Please note that at Denver that there are two padlocks on the chain around the gate, a combination lock and a navigation padlock. The combination lock is for the use of the Rowing Club so you will need to use your rounded Abloy navigation key in the key operated navigation padlock.

Navigation keys are available to purchase at Denver during lock operation times from the lock office for any River User who holds a current valid registration. Should anyone need a navigation key, you may be asked
to provide proof of your registration at the time of purchase and we are currently only accepting
contactless cashless payments so you will require a payment credit / debit card.
We don’t like being put in this position to have to temporarily close facilities but the health, safety and
wellbeing of the public, our customers and staff is our top priority and we will make these decisions if
needed and if safety is compromised. Your understanding and support in this matter is appreciated
as is respect and kindness for our local staff based in the field and on the ground at these
sites. Thank you.

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River Nene

Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock

UPDATE ON 03/07/2020:

Anglian Waterways’ priority is to keep customers and staff during assisted lock passage during the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to do so, we are making the following changes to our service at the Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock on the River Nene:

 The Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock will re-open for restricted lock passage on 8th July 2020.
Please make time to plan your journey and regularly check our Navigation Notices on www.visitanglianwaterways.org. Lock passage must be booked by phone (please ring 01733 202219) a minimum of 48 hours in advance of arriving at the Dog-in-a-Doublet
Lock. No other form of booking passage will be accepted.
 No payments will be taken at this site until further notice. Please purchase your boat registration direct from our Boat Registration Team by ringing 03708 506 506 (open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm). Your craft must be properly registered for use on our waterways and you must provide the lock keeper with your registration reference number when you arrive on site for lock passage.
 Social distancing must be maintained at all times. Skipper and crew members must remain on their boat whilst at the lock. Please be patient, adhere to on-site signage and follow the lock keeper’s instruction at all times.
 The lock office, grounds, lock keeper’s bungalow and garden are all strictly closed to the public. Please do not approach any of these on foot.
 We are unable to provide any facilities, such as toilets and rubbish disposal, for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.

These changes apply immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
Please enjoy the use of the navigation in a responsible way. Stay alert and stay safe as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus.

 

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River Thames – Non-tidal

update on 31/07/20:

We are now able to offer assisted passage at all locks except Boulters Lock in Maidenhead, subject to staff availability. Short period and unpowered boat registrations can now be purchased at Caversham, Sonning and Teddington Locks. Information on sewage pump-out availability has been updated.

Update on 27/07/2020:

Update on using the locks: Boulters and Bray locks will not offer assisted passage. All other locks have measures in place to offer assisted passage, subject to staff availability.

Update on 03/07/2020:

Assisted passage

EA now have measures in place to provide assisted passage at 31 locks along the non-tidal River Thames. These are: St Johns, Grafton, Radcot, Northmoor, Shifford, Pinkhill, Eynsham, Kings, Osney, Abingdon, Culham, Clifton, Days, Benson, Cleeve, Goring, Whitchurch, Caversham, Blakes, Sonning, Marsh, Hambleden, Marlow, Boveney, Romney, Old Windsor, Bell Weir, Penton Hook, Chertsey, Shepperton and Teddington. Special arrangements are in place for Teddington, as outlined here.

Measures include from 1 July until the end of September, a further 10 seasonal lock keepers in addition to the 3 already employed, to boost the number of staff available, and provide additional cover when our permanent staff are on a day off, on holiday, or unwell.

At sites where measures are in place to enable assisted passage, even with the recent additions to our lock keeper workforce, assisted passage may not always be available. Sometimes, due to colleagues being absent for the reasons given above, our lock staff will need to carry out duties at more than one site. They may also need to carry out other important tasks on site which may need to take priority over assisted passage – operating weirs to manage water levels for example, or dealing with an incident. Occasionally, given the sometimes limited opportunity for carrying out this work due to weather conditions or the flow of traffic through a lock, basic site maintenance such as cutting grass might need to take priority. We know that the presentation of our sites is as important to you as it is to us, and would ask you to respect our lock keeper’s decision if they sometimes focus on this work to get the job done during their normal working hours before the lock gets busy, or rain falls.

Please also be aware that some of our staff or their families are currently shielding. At these sites, and at others where it is simply not possible to put adequate protection measures in place, we may not be able to offer assisted passage. Even at those sites where we can, it may occasionally be necessary to stop doing so at short notice. There are a number of reasons why this may be the case – the sheer number of people on site, or damage to some of the protection measures, such as fencing, for example. We have already experienced this at some sites. If we need to withdraw assisted passage at any of our sites we will not do so lightly, but we will not hesitate to do so if we must. Protecting everyone at our sites from coronavirus is our priority.

Camping and lock and weir fishing

We are keen to re-open these facilities where we can, but we need to ensure we are able to put in place appropriate measures to minimise the risk of contracting Coronavirus for our customers, our staff and the general public.  We also need to make sure we can adhere to government guidelines. Due to campsites and lock and weir fishing sites being in or near to our restricted operational areas, and the additional measures required to make the sites safe, we cannot offer these services for now.

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River Thames

Teddington Lock

RESTRICTION (Wednesday 1 July until Friday 31 July 2020)

From Wednesday 1 July, assisted passage through Teddington Lock will be available from 7am – 9pm and for boats wishing to use the lock as a gateway on or off the non-tidal Thames, we will be offering one tidal transit every 24 hours.
For safety reasons, members of the public cannot operate Teddington Lock themselves. Therefore transit will not be possible through the night and from 9pm until 7am, the lock will be closed to traffic.
We will be regularly reviewing this as the boating season progresses with a view to return back to a full 24hr service as soon as we can.
Please note: visiting licences are currently not unavailable at the lock but these can be purchased by phoning our National Customer Contact Centre Boat Renewal Line on 0330 159 1983.
Guidance for using the Lock
 Transiting through the lock will be practised with social distancing.
 Members of staff will be on site to operate the pedestal but will have limited ability to assist with ropes in order to keep a safe distance.
 We recommend at least one crew member to be present to manage ropes and react to any incident that may occur.
 No transactions will be made. Visiting licences are available by calling the number above.
 Mooring charges are currently suspended but laybys should not be used for no longer than 24hours.
 Skippers and passengers are to remain on vessels throughout the whole process and are not to congregate once on a mooring.
 If heading onto the tideway, please make sure you have booked with Brentford or other suitable lock or mooring. Please arrive with plenty of time and wait on the layby for
instructions from the lock keeper.

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River Thames

Update on 24/06/2020:

The River Thames Waterways Team has started an incremental reintroduction of assisted passage at locks along the non-tidal River Thames. As of today, assisted passage will be available at the following locks:

  • St John’s
  • Shifford
  • Radcot
  • Osney
  • Abingdon
  • Cleeve
  • Goring
  • Whitchurch
  • Caversham
  • Blakes
  • Marsh
  • Hambleden
  • Marlow
  • Boveney
  • Romney
  • Chertsey

 

The levels of service we will offer reflect our staffing levels which are currently reduced as result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The service levels offered will vary from site to site each day according to staff availability. They are:

 

  • Basic service: The duty lock and weir keeper may be working at more than one site. Assisted passage cannot therefore be guaranteed but may be offered during published duty hours. When not offered, ‘self-service’ signs will be displayed.
  • Standard service: Assisted passage is offered for published duty hours, though staff breaks, weir work and maintenance periods may not be covered.

 

Lock and weir keeper duty hours are:

  • July and August: 9am to 6:30pm
  • May, June and September: 9am to 6pm
  • April and October: 9am to 5pm
  • November to March: 9:15am to 4pm

We are working hard to provide assisted passage at all remaining sites.A full list of service issues is available in the ‘Information for boaters’ section of our River Thames Conditions website. Please remember to ‘refresh’ the page if you have visited it before, to ensure the latest information is displayed.

A full list of current and planned river restrictions and closures is available on GOV.UK, where you can also sign up for email updates.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Wigan Flight to Bingley Five Rise, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts At: Lock 85, Lock 21
Ends At: Lock 25, Bingley 5 Rise Bottom Lock

Update on 11/08/2020:

Following discussions involving our engineers and local team, navigation will resume on the Wigan Flight tomorrow, Wednesday 12 August, whilst we await our contractor’s attendance to repair Lock 73.

Lock 73 will be operated by our local team only.

The Wigan Flight will be open as per its normal operating hours, daily:

  • 8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
  • 12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight

Padlocks will be placed on Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) to Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) outside of these hours.

A 2-day closure will be needed to repair Lock 73 and we anticipate these works to start Monday 24 August. We will provide notice of these works once confirmed.

Update on 19/06/2020:

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal will open to navigation from Monday 6 July, with operating times.  This will enable boat movement to resume and help with conservation of water resource.

Please double check the operating times carefully as these vary according to location.

Passage through locks on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will be available as follows:

Wigan Flight (65-85) – daily

  • 8.30am – 10am for entry onto the flight only
  • 12.30pm – 2pm for exit off the flight only

Top and bottom lock will be closed between these times to ensure no more boats can gain entry onto the flight.  No boats will be permitted to enter the flight to start a journey in the second window.

 

Johnson Hillocks (58-64) – daily

  • Open 10am closed 5pm. Last entry 4pm

 

Blackburn Locks (52-57) – daily

  • Open 10am, closed 4pm. Last entry 3pm

 

Barrowford Locks (45-51) – daily

  • Open 10am, closed 4pm. Last entry 3pm

 

Greenberfield Locks (42-44) – daily

  • Open 10am, closed 5pm. Last entry 4pm

 

Bank Newton Locks (36-41) – daily

  • Open 10am, closed 5pm. Last entry 4pm

 

Gargrave Lock (30) – daily

  • Open 10am, closed 5pm. Last entry 4pm

 

Bingley Three & Five Rise (22-29), and Kirkstall to Newlay Locks (7-13) – daily

 

Morning

  • Passages down the lock flights between 8am and 10am.  Last entry 9am
  • Passages up the lock flights between 10am and 12pm.  Last entry 11am

 

Afternoon

  • Passages down the lock flights between 1pm and 3pm.  Last entry 2pm
  • Passages up the lock flights between 3pm and 5pm.  Last entry 4pm

 

Boats must double up in locks where possible for all of these passages to help conserve water.

These operating times will remain under review and could be subject to change.

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Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations
Location: Aldwarke Lock
Starts At: Aldwarke Lock
Ends At: Aldwarke Lock

Update on 18/06/2020:

Assisted passage and bookings is no longer needed for this lock, self passage is now possible.

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Rochdale Canal

Starts At: Lock 65 Alfred Street
Ends At: Lock 79 Coal Pit Middle

BOOKING INFORMATION (8.30am Tuesday 2 June 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised, due to repeated vandalism in the area, Locks 65 to Lock 79 on the Rochdale Canal is available for passage by prior arrangement only.

Padlocks have been placed on Locks 65 to Lock 79 to reduce the risk of vandalism and to ensure water resources in the surrounding areas.

Passages must be booked 24 hours in advance and are available to book Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm. If you require a weekend passage, please call us by 4pm on the Friday before to arrange.

Please note, this will not be an assisted passage.

To book your passage, please call the North-West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040.

Please note navigation is currently closed between Lock 61 and Lock 64, we anticipate works to be complete by 5 June. Please check the online notice for updates regarding these works.

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Grand Union Canal
Thames Lock Booking, Brentford (restricted opening hours)
Starts At: Lock 100A, Brentford Lock
Ends At: Lock 100A, Brentford Lock

ADVICE (Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice)

Due to COVID19 reducing staffing resources in the London & South East region we are currently restricting the service at Thames Lock (101A) in Brentford.

When is Thames Lock Open?

in June, passage through Thames Lock will be Mondays and Fridays only and passage time will need to coincide with tide times (No weekend service)

Please bear in mind that it will take time for the Trust and other organisations on the Thames to get the entire network fully operational. As you will expect, booking for some passages and services will be required. Some sections and structures may be closed for a further period. We are working with the other organisation on The Thames to provide a full service asap.

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL TO THAMES LOCK ON THE TIDEWAY WITHOUT A BOOKING.

Booking information

All bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance of passage

Bookings can be made by telephone or email enquiries.londonsoutheast@canalrivertrust.org.uk

London & South East office hours are available to take your details during the following days and times:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am till 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am till 3:00pm (cut off)

Please note that the office is closed at weekends.

After 3:00pm on a Friday the 72-hour notice period will commence from the following Monday.

When requesting passage please confirm:

1) When are you seeking passage

2) Which direction you are coming from (from the Thames or onto the Thames) and which direction are you headed (Limehouse, Teddington or Brentford)

3) Your boat index number and name

4) Your name and telephone number

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Opening hours Kirkstall, Forge & Newlay Locks
Starts At: Lock 13, Newlay Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 7, Kirkstall Little Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice)

From 1st June until further notice passage through Kirkstall to Newlay Locks (7-13) can be booked with a minimum of 72 hours notice.

First passage is available from 9am and the last passage is 2pm daily.

Following the last passage these locks will be locked up until the following morning.

To make a booking please call 03030 404040 Monday to Friday

If you need to change your booking while the office is closed please call 0800 47 999 47.

 

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River Witham
Lock 4, Boston Lock

 

Update on 29/05/2020:

As of the 1st June, our Boston Lock Keeper will be back on duty.

Anyone wanting to travel through Boston Lock will need to contact our lock keeper on 07387 050967 and they will then arrange your passage through the lock based on tides and availability.

Please allow at least 24 hours when making your booking through the lock.

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River Severn Navigation
Starts At: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock
Ends At: Lock 9 Lincomb Lock

RESTRICTION (3pm Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice)

To facilitate COVID-19 social distancing during passage through the River Severn locks, please be aware that restrictions on the number of boats within each lock at the same time are anticipated and this may cause short delays to your journey.

Please obey the instructions of the lock keeper and follow the government advice for handwashing after each lock passage, as we are unable to clean the rear of our lock safety rails between lock operations.

ADVICE (12noon Friday 29 May 2020 until further notice)

We are pleased to advise that from June 1st, the River Severn locks (and Gloucester & Sharpness bridges) will be available between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00.

The booking system will remain in place for the coming weeks however, due to the reduced number of staff currently available, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this time.

Please call 07795 027370 to arrange your journey, giving 24 hours notice of your plans.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Location: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Starts At: Bridge 1 Low Level Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 24, Llanthony Lift Bridge

Update on 23/06/2020:

We are pleased to advise that we are expecting the Gloucester and Sharpness bridges to be fully manned and available on normal summer hours, from 1st July.

The River Severn Navigation will follow a few days later to allow time for staff training, which will take a little longer than usual due to Covid precautions.

Update on 28/05/2020:

We are pleased to advise that from June 1st, the Gloucester & Sharpness bridges (and River Severn locks) will be available between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

The booking system will remain in place for the coming weeks however, due to the reduced number of staff currently available, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this time.

Please call 07710 175170 to arrange your journey, giving 24 hours’ notice of your plans.

In the meantime, the bridges remain available for booked passage (with 24Hrs notice please) between 10am and 2pm.

River Severn

We are pleased to advise that from June 1st, the River Severn locks (and Gloucester & Sharpness bridges) will be available between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

The booking system will remain in place for the coming weeks however, due to the reduced number of staff currently available, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this time. Please call 07795 027370 to arrange your journey, giving 24 hours’ notice of your plans.

In the meantime, the locks remain available for booked passage (with 24Hrs notice please) between 10am and 2pm.

Please email enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to contact the customer support team about this notice.

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River Thames

Facilities for boaters at Environment Agency lock sites on the non-tidal River Thames and the River Kennet

Update on 31/07/20:

We are now able to offer assisted passage at all locks except Boulters Lock in Maidenhead, subject to staff availability. Short period and unpowered boat registrations can now be purchased at Caversham, Sonning and Teddington Locks. Information on sewage pump-out availability has been updated.

Update on 20/07/20:

Clarification that Visitor licences can currently be bought from Teddington Lock only. Also minor change to Camping at locksites to remove reference to 4 July which has passed.

As of 1 June 2020, normal time restrictions are in place on Environment Agency short stay moorings.

Update on 28/05/20:

Public power has been restored at the locks that have it installed.

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Grand Union Canal
Hatton Car Park opposite Bridge 54 Grand Union

Update on 26/05/2020:

Please be advised our car park at Hatton remain closed until further notice.

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Chesterfield Canal
Lock Opening Times  (June – Sept)
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock
BOOKING INFORMATION (until 9am Wednesday 30 September 2020)

Update on 21/05/2020:

Passage will be available from 1st June with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

This will be under constant review in the upcoming weeks and any further information or bookings information will be added.

To book your passage please call 03030 40 40 40 between office hours Monday-Friday.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal/Leigh Branch

Overnight Restrictions, Wigan,

Intersection of: Lock 89 to Lock 86 on Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch to Lock 2, Bottom Lock on Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

Update on 20/05/2020:

To continue to conserve water in the Wigan area, Lock 89 to Lock 86 on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1 and 2 on the Leigh Branch will be closed to navigation overnight.

Padlocks will be placed on the above locks, opened at 8am and closed at 4pm daily.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Please be reminded we have an active notice regarding the Wigan Flight

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Sheffield & Tinsley Canal/Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations

Tinsley Flight of locks – passage

Intersection of: Lock 1 Tinsley to Lock 1 Tinsley on Sheffield & Tinsley Canal and Holmes Lock to Holmes Lock on Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations

Tinsley Flight of locks – passage

Update on 22/06/2020:

Contractors are repairing the lock quadrants and towpath around lock 7.

This notice will be updated once works have been completed.

Update on 29/05/2020:

Passage will be available from 1st June with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

 

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Anglian Waterways

Update on 22/05/20:

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE FOR RIVER USERS

Following updated government guidance on outdoor activities, some restrictions on the private use of powered
craft for leisure cruising on the above waterways will be lifted on Saturday 23 May 2020.
Lockdown in the UK is still in force but if you are the owner of a private use powered craft, you may
now use it to take short day trips. Please check with your mooring provider as to whether they are permitting
anyone onto their site before leaving home.You must return your boat to its home mooring at the end of the
day and you cannot stay on it overnight.There are no restrictions on how far you may travel to access our
waterways in England but you must travel in your own car, alone or only with members of your own household.
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Coronavirus/Covid-19.
You may meet one other person who is not a member of your household but you must travel separately,
adhere to social distancing rules and keep at least two metres apart from anyone outside your household at
all times. The Government have clearly stated that it is far too early to make fundamental changes to the social
distancing requirements in relation to the Coronavirus emergency.
To stay safe, you must take hygiene precautions when you are outside. Good hand hygiene is essential to
keep you and others safe and well. We encourage you to frequently clean your hands whilst you are on our
waterways using an appropriate hand sanitizer or soap and hot water. Please wipe touch points at locks using
sanitizing wipes or a cloth with a small amount of sanitizing gel. Do not spray cleaning fluids or water onto the
lock control buttons or panels.
During the lockdown, we had to pause most non-essential navigation activity. We have now recommenced
routine maintenance in line with government guidelines. Please adhere to all on-site instruction and signage
and exercise caution when using our sites. Be patient at busy sites and follow any instructions in place at our
assisted passage locks where delays are possible. Please do not approach lock offices on foot unless
instructed by the lock keeper. Toilets and shower facilities at our assisted locks will remain closed. When
navigating, be wary of obstructions which may have been deposited over winter and report any problems you
may encounter by ringing 0800 80 70 60.
Please make time to plan your journey and check our Navigation Notices on www.visitanglianwaterways.org.
Your craft must be properly registered for use on our waterways and you must adhere to navigation legislation
and byelaws at all times. Significant or serious breaches of the coronavirus restrictions should be reported to
the police on 101 or the local police website, as they have powers to deal with people breaking coronavirus
rules.
At this time, in line with government guidance, commercial use of our waterways (hire boats etc .) is not yet
permitted.
Please enjoy the use of the navigation in a responsible way. Stay alert and stay safe as we continue to respond
to the challenges of coronavirus.

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River Ouse

Boothferry Road Bridge

Update on 12/05/2020:

Canal & River Trust have been informed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council that as a result of the coronavirus the bridge is presently operating on reduced staffing levels. Consequently, the bridge will remain unavailable for swings for the immediate future.

Commencing Friday 15th May 09:00hrs a 24-hour booking service will be implemented. Any skipper requiring a swing after this time should contact the bridge to book a swing giving no less than 24 hrs notice.

Bridge contact details can be found here

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Wigan Flight
Starts At: Lock 65, Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 85, Lock 21

RESTRICTION (9am Friday 3 April 2020 until further notice)

As part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus crisis, we are asking all boaters to stop non-essential travel, in light of this, if you require essential passage through the Wigan Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, please call our North West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040.

To ensure availability of our staff, we politely request customers to provide as much notice as possible.

Remember, as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus crisis, we are asking all boaters to stop non-essential travel, so please limit movements to access vital facilities – you can see more at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-boating-faqs

Surrounding Customer Service Facilities are as follows;

Plank Lane, Leigh Branch: Water/pump-out
Bridge 51, Trencherfield Mill, L&L: Water

Lock 86, Chapel Lane, Wigan, L&L: Elsan
Lock 65, Wigan Top Lock, L&L: Water/Elsan/Pump-out/Refuse
Bridge 78, Botany Bay, Chorley, L&L: Water/Refuse
Lock 58, Johnsons Hillock, Chorley, L&L: Water/Elsan/Pump-out/Refuse

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Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Cambrian Office – Birmingham City Centre
Water Point, Lock 1, Farmers Bridge Top

Update on 06/05/2020:

Until we receive further advice from the Government regarding Covid-19, Cambrian office will remain closed.

Update on 27/04/2020:

There is a continued closure until 11th May, in line with the next Government review date.

Update on 25/03/2020:

The office will remain closed so please continue to use the online shop.

We will update after the official Government review date of 14th April.

Original message:

This office is temporarily closed – please use the online shop to purchase pump out cards and facilities keys.

For general information please visit the Trusts FAQ’s page https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us/canal-and-river-faqs

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River Ouse

Selby Rail Bridge

ADVICE (1pm Wednesday 20 May until 5pm Saturday 23 May 2020)

Update on 20/05/2020:

Network Rail have informed us that bridge repairs have been completed and the bridge is now available for normal operation.

RESTRICTION (11am Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice)

Due to reduced staffing levels as a result of the coronavirus Network Rail are not presently able to operate the Selby Rail Bridge.

Passage is still possible for vessels not requiring a swing.

For details of available air draft please contact the bridge operator before planning passage on 0330 8587747.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Location: Wigan Office, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan
Starts At: Bridge 51, pottery road bridge
Ends At: Lock 87

Friday 20 March 2020 08:00 until further notice

Type: Advice
Reason: Information


Original message:

Please be advised the Wigan office is closed until further notice.

For any general queries, licence renewals/advice, please call us on 03030 404040 or email enquiries.northwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Should you need face to face support, please let us know by calling 03030 404040 to make an appointment.

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Grand Union Canal
Braunston, The Stop House Office

ADVICE (Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice)

CRT have made the difficult decision to close the Braunston Stop House office to the public until further notice and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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River Trent
Newark Office, The Kiln, NG24 1FB
The Kiln – Visitor Moorings

ADVICE (Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised that our Newark office, NG24 1FB will not be open or available for the purchasing of facilities key, pump out cards, electricity cards from Tuesday 17 March until further notice.

 

For all enquiries, please contact our Customer Service team on 03030 404040 or email – enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

 

Alternatively, you can buy your boat license or boating essentials online.

Boat Licensing: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/buy-your-boat-licence

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Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)
Little Venice Office W2 6ND, Paddington Arm
Bridge 3C, Westbourne Terrace Road

Update on 23/03/2020:

Coronavirus Update

Week commencing Monday 23 March.

We’re shall be reducing customer service opening hours at Little Venice from 9-5pm to 10 to 4pm for essential boater services only (Monday to Friday)

Essential boater services provided will be kept to the purchase of pump out cards, electric cards and Trust Keys.

Please appreciate that for the safety of our customers, volunteers and Trust staff must remain our paramount concern. Please knock/ring the bell and wait for assistance.

If you have a high temperature or a new and continuous cough (even if it is mild) Please DO NOT enter this building

 

Boat Licensing

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/buy-your-boat-licence

Go to our online shop here:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/boating-services/the-shop

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Intersection of: Stanley Dock Top Lock to Stanley Dock Top Lock on Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Mann Island Lock to Mann Island Lock on Liverpool Canal Link

BOOKING INFORMATION (1pm Friday 27 March until 9.30am Saturday 31 October 2020)

GETTING TO LIVERPOOL YOUR WAY

Book your stay in Liverpool on our visitor mooring in Salthouse Dock, with access via the Liverpool Canal Link all here on our website! You can choose your dates of your return passage via the Liverpool Canal Link and pick your preferred pontoon in Salthouse Dock. Please note, pontoons are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Liverpool Canal Link provides a navigable route from the bottom of the existing Stanley Lock Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to Liverpool’s South Docks.

Stanley Lock flight, Prince’s Lock and Mann Island Lock are all customer operated with roving lock keepers and volunteers available for guidance. Times of operating the Stanley Lock flight are;

  • 8:00am – 9:30am from Mann Island travelling out of Liverpool Docks on to the Leeds and Liverpool canal
  • 1pm – 4pm travelling from the Leeds and Liverpool canal in to Liverpool Docks

The Stanley Lock flight will be padlocked outside these hours. Please note passages are daily, with no passages available on Tuesdays.

Use of Bridge 9, Handcock’s Swing Bridge is restricted during peak traffic times, open for customer operation from 9:30am to 2pm and 6pm to 7:30am, daily. Installation of the landing stages at Bridge 6, Netherton Swing Bridge have enabled customer operation, with no assistance required.

Stay in Salthouse Dock is free for up to 7 nights with extra nights costing just £20 per night. 2020 passages are now available to book, open from 27 March 2020 till 31 October 2020.

As of May 2018, we have a 28 day no return policy on the bookings. The web system will not allow bookings within this period to be taken.

To see more information, including the Liverpool Link Skipper’s Guide, click here.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Summer opening hours 2020 Bingley 3 & 5 Rise Locks
Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 22, Bingley 3 Rise Bottom Lock

 

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Monday 16 March until 3pm Saturday 31 October 2020)

Through the 2020 summer season, our customer operations team will be on site to offer assisted passage through Bingley 3 &5 Rise locks.

Morning

Passages down the lock flights between 08:00-10:00, last entry at 09:00.

Passages up the lock flights between 10:00-12:00, last entry at 11:00.

Afternoon

Passages down the lock flight between 13:00-15:00, last entry at 14:00.

Passages up the lock flight between 15:00-17:00, last entry at 16:00.

These timings are to help ensure that the locks are available to as many customers as possible. Lock keepers can use their discretion in quiet times to minimise disruption and ensure everyone can enjoy their visit.

As from 1st October, the last entry through these locks will be 3:00pm, due to the reduced daylight hours.

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