Opening Times

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Last update: 16th October 2019


 


Chesterfield Canal

Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Tuesday 1 October until 3pm Thursday 31 October 2019)

Wed 16th-Thurs 17th 8am-4pm
Fri 18th-Sat 19th 9am-5pm
Sun 20th-Fri 25th 10am-6pm
Sat 26th-Thur 31st 7am-3pm

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

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Fossdyke Canal

Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (Tuesday 1 October until Thursday 31 October 2019)

16th 9am-5pm
17-24th 10am-6pm
25-29th 7am-3pm
30th-31st 8am-4pm


River Witham

Lock 4, Boston Lock

OPENING TIMES (Tuesday 1 October until Thursday 31 October 2019)

Wed 16th 9.30am-2.30pm and 6-7pm
Thurs 17th 10am-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm
Fri 18th 7am-12noon and 7-8pm
Sat 19th 7.30am-12.30pm and 7.30-8.30pm
Sun 20th 8am-1pm and 8-9.30pm
Mon 21st 8.30am-2.30pm
Tues 22nd 9.30am-3.30pm
Wed 23rd 11.30am-5.30pm
Thurs 24th 12.30-6.30pm
Fri 25th 2-8pm
Sat 26-Sun 27th 7-8am and 3-8pm
Mon 28th 7.30-8.30am and 3.30-8.30pm
Tues 29th 8-9am and 4-9pm
Wed 30th 8.30am-1.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm
Thurs 31st 9am-3pm and 5.30-6.30pm


Chesterfield Canal
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Friday 1 November until 4pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

8am-4pm

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


River Ouse

Naburn Large Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9.30am Friday 1 November 2019 until 4.45pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

Friday 1st 9.30am-5pm

Saturday 2nd 10.15am-5.45pm

Sunday 3rd 11am-6.30pm

Monday 4th 12noon-7.30pm

Tuesday 5th 1.45-9.15pm

Wednesday 6th 3-10pm

Thursday 7th 4-10pm

Friday 8th 5-10pm

Saturday 9th 6am-12.30pm

Sunday 10th 6am-1pm

Monday 11th 6am-1.30pm

Tuesday 12th 6.45am-2.15pm

Wednesday 13th 7.15am-2.45pm

Thursday 14th 8am-3.30pm

Friday 15th 8.30am-4pm

Saturday 16th 9.15am-4.45pm

Sunday 17th 10am-5.30pm

Monday 18th 10.45am-6.15pm

Tuesday 19th 11.45am-7.15pm

Wednesday 20th 1-8.30pm

Thursday 21st 2.30-10pm

Friday 22nd 3.30-10pm

Saturday 23rd 4.30-10pm

Sunday 24th 6am-12.15pm

Monday 25th 6am-1pm

Tuesday 26th 6.30am-2pm

Wednesday 27th 7am-2.30pm

Thursday 28th 8am-3.30pm

Friday 29th 8.30am-4pm

Saturday 30th 9.15am-4.45pm

NOTE:-

  • 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.
  • All times quoted above are local times and have been adjusted to BST where appropriate.
  • 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.

 


Selby Canal

Selby Lock (Lock 1)

BOOKING INFORMATION (8am Friday 1 November until 3.15pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

Friday 1st 8am-3.30pm

Saturday 2nd 8.45am-4.15pm

Sunday 3rd 9.30am-5pm

Monday 4th 10.30am-6pm

Tuesday 5th 12.15-7.45pm

Wednesday 6th 1.30-9pm

Thursday 7th 2.30-10pm

Friday 8th 3.30-10pm

Saturday 9th 6-11am

Sunday 10th 6-11.30am

Monday 11th 6am-12noon

Tuesday 12th 6am-12.45pm

Wednesday 13th 6am-1.15pm

Thursday 14th 6.30am-2pm

Friday 15th 7am-2.30pm

Saturday 16th 7.45am-3.15pm

Sunday 17th 8.30am-4pm

Monday 18th 9.15am-4.45pm

Tuesday 19th 10.15am-5.45pm

Wednesday 20th 11.30am-7pm

Thursday 21st 1-8.30pm

Friday 22nd 2-9.30pm

Wednesday 23rd 3-10pm

Thursday 24th 6-10.45am

Friday 25th 6-11.30am

Saturday 26th 6am-12.30pm

Sunday 27th 6am-1pm

Monday 28th 6.30am-2pm

Tuesday 29th 7am-2.30pm

Wednesday 30th 7.45am-3.15pm

NOTE:-

  • 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.
  • All times quoted above are local times and have been adjusted to BST where appropriate
  • 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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Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Keadby Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (7.30am Friday 1 November until 4pm Saturday 30 November 2019)

7.30am-4pm

NOTE: –

  • · 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

River Nene

Wellingborough Embankment

ADVICE (Friday 1 November 2019 until 31 March 2020)

As per the annual winter shutdown, the Elsan, pump-out and
water point at Wellingborough Embankment will not be in
operation 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 (inclusive).


 


Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 7, Kirkstall Little Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Friday 1 November 2019 until 2pm Friday 13 March 2020)

From 1st November 2019 to 13th March 2019 Bingley Three & Five Rise locks and 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.

Christmas & New Year:

Please be advised that all the above locks will be closed to passage on the 25th & 26th December 2019 and the 1st of January 2020.

The Yorkshire & North East Office will be closed from the 25th December and will reopen on the 2nd of January. Please ensure that any booking for over the Christmas period is made and confirmed no later than midday on the 24th December.

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

To make a booking please call 03030 404040 Monday to Friday

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)
Starts At: Fixed Weir 1, Watford Towpath Weir
Ends At: Lock 7

OPENING TIMES (Monday 28 October 2019 until Sunday 29 March 2020)

To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking sensible precaution of locking Watford Locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses and allow back pumps more time to transfer water onto the Leicester Summit.

Therefore, between 28th October and the 29th March the flight will be unlocked between 9:00am and 3:30pm, the last boat through the lock will be at 2:45pm.

Please ensure you have booked with the Lock Keeper before entering the flight, the Lock Keeper will be either on the lock flight or in the Lock Keepers hut at the top of the lock flight.

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Trent & Mersey Canal

Red Bull Office

ADVICE (8am-2.30pm Wednesday 16 October 2019)

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 the Red Bull Office will be closed from 8:30am to 2:30pm to customers, due to staff training.
The customer facilities will not be affected by this and will remain open.

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River Ouse
Naburn Large Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (2.30pm Friday 11 October 2019 until further notice)

Naburn Lock Operating Times:

Operating before HW: 3hrs

Operating after HW: 4.5hrs

Booking: 24hr advanced booking required in winter period. Advisory 24hr booking in summer. Please contact lock keeper on 01904 728500.

Summer operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 – Last week in Feb to Mid Oct

Winter operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 (1st daylight tide only) – Mid Oct to last week in Feb

Comments: End of tidal section of River Ouse

Details of Lock Keeper shift times for Naburn lock are now available to view on the Canal & River Trust website.

You can view the shift times here:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/lock-keeper-shift-tide-times

All locks are mechanically operated and manned during the operating times detailed above. All lock operations are managed by Canal & River Trust lock keepers, self-penning is not possible at the above lock.

Canal & River Trust are not an emergency service but will assist any user in need of help where possible. Any vessel requiring emergency assistance should call the emergency services on 999 and ask for the coastguard. Canal & River Trust provide a 24hr call system to deal with emergency operational issues. First Response can be contacted on 0800 4799947

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Selby Canal
Selby Lock (Lock 1)

BOOKING INFORMATION (1.15pm Friday 11 October 2019 until further notice)

Selby Lock Operating Times:

Operating before HW: 2.5hrs

Operating after HW: 5hrs

Booking: 24hr advanced booking required in winter period. Advisory 24hr booking in summer. Please contact lock keeper on 01757 703182.

Summer operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 – Last week in Feb to Mid Oct.

Winter operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 (1st daylight tide only) -Mid Oct to Last Week in Feb.

Details of Lock Keeper shift times for Selby lock are now available to view on the Canal & River Trust website.

You can view the shift times here:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/lock-keeper-shift-tide-times

All locks are mechanically operated and manned during the operating times detailed above. All lock operations are managed by Canal & River Trust lock keepers, self-penning is not possible at the above lock.

Canal & River Trust are not an emergency service but will assist any user in need of help where possible. Any vessel requiring emergency assistance should call the emergency services on 999 and ask for the coastguard. Canal & River Trust provide a 24hr call system to deal with emergency operational issues. First Response can be contacted on 0800 4799947.

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 7

Update on 30/09/2019:

The flight will be locked overnight and the opening hours are currently 8am-5pm, with last boat in at 4.15pm.

This is to assist with maintaining the water levels in the area.

OPENING TIMES (Monday 30 September until Sunday 27 October 2019)

To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking
sensible precaution of locking Watford Locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the
potential for water losses and allow back pumps more time to transfer water onto the Leicester Summit.

Therefore, between 30th September and the 27th October the flight will be unlocked between 8:00am and 5:00pm, the last boat through the lock will be at 4:15pm.

Please ensure you have booked with the Lock Keeper before entering the flight, the Lock Keeper will be either on the lock flight or in the Lock Keepers hut at the top of the lock flight.

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River Ouse/Selby Canal

Intersection of: Naburn Large Lock to Naburn Large Lock on River Ouse and Selby Lock (Lock 1) to Selby Lock (Lock 1) on Selby Canal

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Friday 27 September 2019 until further notice)

Details of Lock Keeper shift times for Naburn lock and Selby lock are now available to view on the Canal & River Trust website.

You can view the shift times here:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/lock-keeper-shift-tide-times

Alternatively you can call the lock keeper on:

Naburn: 01904 728500

Selby: 01757 703182

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Keadby Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (2.15pm Tuesday 24 September 2019 until further notice)

Passage through Keadby Lock must be booked at least 24 hours in advance with our Lock Keepers by calling 07733 124611.

Opening Hours can be found on the following webpage:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/lock-keeper-shift-tide-times

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River Witham
Starts At: Lock 4, Boston Lock
Ends At: Lock 4, Boston Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (Thursday 22 August 2019 until further notice)

Due to ongoing issues with the phones at Boston Lock, we now have a temporary mobile phone on site for our Lock Keepers.
The number for this phone and for contacting our Boston Lock Keepers is – 07568 688393

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts At: Lock 85, Lock 21
Ends At: Lock 65, Top Lock

RESTRICTION (Monday 5 August 2019 until further notice)

Please be advised the following restrictions will be continued to be implemented on the Wigan Flight Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to oversee safe use of the locks and to reduce the risk of vandalism;
• 8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight
• 12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight
The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times and roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee passages and ensure the water levels are maintained. This is not an assisted passage, however staff will be around to help customers when needed. If you experience any issues whilst on the flight, please call our customer support team on 03030 404040 who will contact our Wigan Flight lock keepers. Please bear with us as we may already be dealing with other urgent jobs.
Full assistance is available for single handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call our North-West customer service team on 03030 404040, please note the appointments are limited and dealt with on a first come basis.
These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

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Rochdale Canal

Starts At: Lock 7
Ends At: Lock 11

Update on 06/06/2019:

Overnight restrictions as follows

No restrictions will be in place from 9am Monday until 4pm Friday.

Weekend overnight restrictions from 4pm Friday until 9am Monday in place between only Lock 7 and Lock 11.

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Keadby Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (6am Saturday 1 June 2019 until 5pm Thursday 31 October 2019)

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/15392/lock-keeper-shift-timestide-times-keadby-lock-june-2019

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Rivers Welland and Glen

Information for boaters from EA:

8:44am, 16 May 2019: We have increased the price of a navigation key to lift the traffic control barriers to £15.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 22, Bingley 3 Rise Bottom Lock

Friday 19 April 2019 08:00 until Thursday 31 October 2019 15:00

Type: Booking Information


Original message:

Following a further review and consultation, we have revised our operating procedure for Bingley Five and Three Rise as follows:

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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Llangollen Canal

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

From Monday 15 April, the lock flight between locks 1 and 4 will only be open between the hours of 08:00 until 17:00 when our trained team will be available to assist.

Outside of these hours, the lock flight will be closed to boats.

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Montgomery  Canal:

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

OPENING TIMES (Thursday 21 March until Sunday 3 November 2019)

SUMMER OPENING TIMES 2019

Lock opening times 12 noon until 2pm Monday to Sunday 7 days a week (Including Bank Holidays)

Booking is required for passage through the locks.

Customers can book any day in advance but no later than 10am on the day of passage*

Only boats with a booking will be allowed through the locks.

On line booking is available at https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk

To book passage by phone Monday-Friday,

call 03030 404040

If you are calling on a Sat, Sun or Bank Holiday,

call Trevor Basin Visitor Centre 01978 822912

Please note:

* Customers are advised there is a maximum of 12 boats down the locks and 12 boats up per day. Booking well in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

There is a minimum of 1 night and a maximum of 14 nights stay.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal:
Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 7, Kirkstall Little Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Saturday 16 March until 3pm Thursday 31 October 2019)

Through the 2019 summer season, our customer operations team will be on site to offer assisted passage through Bingley Three & Five Rises and Kirkstall to Newlay Locks

To help us manage boats and water resources efficiently. we are asking customers to plan their passages using the following information.

Passages down through Bingley Five and Three Rise Locks as well as Newlay, Forge and Kirkstall Locks in the morning between 08:00am – 12.00pm (last entry).

Passages up through these locks in the afternoon from 1.00pm with last entry into Bingley Three Rise and Kirkstall Locks at 4:00pm.

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

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Rochdale Canal

Lock 1

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Friday 15 March until 6pm Monday 4 November 2019)

A Canal & River Trust lock keeper is present on the following days:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday of each week between the dates above (No booking required).  On these days the operating times for Tuel lock are first boat entry at 8.30am with last passage at 4.00pm.

Tuel Lock (Lock 3), Sowerby Bridge is operated by a Canal & River Trust lock keeper. Please follow the local signage and the lock keeper’s instructions.

Do not enter the tunnel (below lock 3) whilst boats are in lock 3.

Locks 1 and 3 will be padlocked outside of the normal entry hours specified above.

A booking system is in operation for passage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during this period.  Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East  office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 24 hours’ notice of your booking. On these days passage is between 8.30am with last boat passage at 4.00pm.

No permanent lock keeper will be present from Monday 4th November 2019 until Friday 13th March 2020. Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 48 hours’ notice of your booking. Please note no passage is possible between Friday 20th December 2019 and Wednesday 1st January 2020.

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