Opening Times

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Last update: 20th April 2018


 

 

 

Chesterfield Canal: Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Monday 30 April 2018)

20th 9am-5pm
21st 10am-6pm
22nd 11am-7pm
23rd 12noon-8pm
24-26th 1-9pm
27th 7-11am and 4-8pm
28th 7am-12noon and 6-9pm
29-30th 7am-3pm

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Fossdyke Canal: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Monday 30 April 2018)

19th-21st 10am-6pm
22nd-24th 11am-7pm
25th 12noon-8pm
26th 7-11.30am and 5.30-9pm
27th 7am-12.30pm and 6.30-9pm
28th 7am-1pm and 7-9pm
29-30th 8am-4pm

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River Witham: Lock 4, Boston Lock

OPENING TIMES (until Monday 30 April 2018)

Fri 20-Apr 7am-12noon and 7.30-8.30pm
Sat/Sun 21-22 Apr 8am-2pm
Mon 23-Apr 9am-3pm
Tue 24-Apr 10am-4pm
Wed 25-Apr 12noon-6pm
Thu 26-Apr 1-7pm
Fri 27-Apr 7-8am and 2.30-7.30pm
Sat 28-Apr 7.30-8.30am and 3.30-8.30pm
Sun 29-Apr 8-9am and 4-9pm

Mon 30-Apr 8.30am-1.30pm and 5-6pm

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal:

Starts At: Stanley Dock Top Lock
Ends At: Bottom Lock, Stanley Dock Arm

Update on 10/04/2018:

GETTING TO LIVERPOOL YOUR WAY

As of Monday 16 April 2018, CRT will be launching a suite of improvements to deliver a full self-service experience for customers travelling towards Liverpool on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and for those using the Liverpool Canal Link. Improvements to how the swing bridges and Stanley Locks are operated and changes to our web booking system make it easier than ever before to access Liverpool and the historic Liverpool South Docks.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal improvements include:

  • Installation of road barriers and a new user pedestal will allow self-user operation at Bridge 9 (Handcock’s Swing Bridge).  Please note that use of the bridge will be restricted during peak traffic times and will be open for user operation from 9:30am to 2:00pm and 6pm to 7:30am daily (no assistance required).
  • Installation of new landing stages at Bridge 6 (Netherton Swing Bridge) will enable user operation.  We have also completed extensive site works to clear vegetation, install new fencing, pathways and signage across the site.

Liverpool Canal Link improvements include:

  • Improvements to the Stanley Locks and paddles will facilitate user operation (roving lock keepers will be available for guidance)
  • Changes to the passage times will allow unlimited boat movements during allocated windows (8:00am to 9:30am travelling out of Liverpool and 1pm to 4pm travelling into Liverpool daily except Tuesdays). Please note a web booking is still required for the Liverpool Canal Link and this can be made on the boat licensing pages on this link
  • Changes to the web booking system mean that you can now book your own pontoon mooring in Salthouse Dock
  • Installation of a pontoon landing stage in Princes Dock allows customers to safely access the lock for operation
  • Installation of a pontoon at the bottom of Stanley Lock Flight allows customers to safely access the locks for operation

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Kennet & Avon Canal:

Starts At: Lock 22, Lower Foxhangers Lock
Ends At: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

ADVICE (8am Sunday 1 April 2018 until 5pm Sunday 31 March 2019)

Caen Hill Flight – Opening Hours for 2018-19

1st April to 15th September (inclusive) open 8am to 8pm, last locking 5pm

16th September to 30th September (inclusive) open 8am to 7pm, last locking 4pm

1st October 2018 to 31st March 2019 (inclusive) 8am to 4pm, last locking 1pm

Please note locks 29 and 44 are locked at the end of each day and reopened at 8am the following morning.

 

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)
Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 7

OPENING TIMES (Monday 26 March 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019)

Update on 22/03/2018:

Watford Locks Summer/Winter Volunteer Lock Keeper availability times for 2018/19 have been confirmed.

Volunteer Lock Keepers will be available between these hours to assist you through the flight. Please note this flight will be accessible outside these hours however no assistance will be available from the Trust.

If you require the assistance of volunteer lock keepers please allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage. It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight.  Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

Last assisted boat passage through the lock will be 45 minutes prior to the times posted below.

 

26 March 2018 – 22 April 2018

8am to 5pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

 

23 April 2018 – 2 September 2018

8am to 7pm (last assisted boat in 6:15pm)

 

3 September 2018 – 21 October 2018

9am to 5pm (last assisted boat in 4:15pm)

 

22 October 2018 – 31 March 2019

9am to 3:30pm (last assisted boat in 2:45pm)

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River Ouse: 

Nidd Mouth Nun Monkton River Ouse – Ferry Boat Trips

ADVICE (11am Saturday 31 March until 4pm Sunday 28 October 2018)

The foot passenger ferryboat service will be open to the public at weekends only from Saturday 31st March (depending on river levels) until the end of October from 11am – 4pm.

Full details can be found on the website www.nunmonktonferryboat.org

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

OPENING TIMES (Monday 19 March  until Thursday 31 May 2018)
Wigan Flight Summer opening times

To manage water in the Wigan area and in response to customer feedback, CRT are trailing opening times on the Wigan Flight from 19 March to 31 May 2018.

For a ten week period, Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) will be opened to customers as follows:

8am until 9am daily – to facilitate entry onto the Wigan Flight
12pm until 1pm daily – to facilitate entry and exit on the Wigan Flight
5pm until 6pm daily – to facilitate exit off the Wigan Flight
The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between Locks 77 & 78).   Roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee the passages and ensure the water levels are maintained.  This is not an assisted passage and staff will be around to help customers when needed.

Full assistance is available for single-handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am and Wigan Lock keepers can be contacted direct on 01942 405774 if you have any questions or want to report an issue on the flight.  Wigan Flight customer operations team will endeavour to help with any issues in a timely fashion.

Overnight restrictions will remain in place at Poolstock Locks, along with Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock).  These locks will be closed from 8pm to 8am.

During the trial, CRT are inviting your feedback and a review will be completed in May 2018. lock keepers will be able to pass you a comment card for this.  Alternatively, you can email comments to enquiries.northwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)
Starts At: Lock 17
Ends At: Lock 8

OPENING TIMES (Friday 16 March 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019)
Foxton Locks Summer/Winter opening times for 2018/19 have been confirmed

Please be advised the hours listed below are when Foxton Locks will be open for navigation. The lock flight will be closed outside of these hours.

As locks can be very busy allow yourself plenty of time to ensure passage.  Please be advised there may be a queue to enter the flight during busy periods.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to pass through the flight and you must be through the flight by the time of closure.

Last boat entry into the flight will be 45 minutes prior to closure.

2 April 2018 – 2 September 2018

8am to 7pm (last entry into the locks 6:15pm)

3 September 2018 – 21 October 2018

9am to 5pm (last entry into the locks 4:15pm)

22 October 2018 – 31 March 2019

9am to 3:30pm (last entry into the locks 2:45pm)

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

OPENING TIMES (Monday 19 March until Wednesday 31 October 2018)

SUMMER OPENING TIMES FOR KIRKSTALL TO NEWLAY VIA FORCE LOCKS

FROM 19 MARCH TO 31 OCTOBER 2018

Please be advised that from 19 March to 31 October 2018, Kirkstall (Lock 7) to Newlay (Lock 13) opening times are as follows.

First passage commences at 8am daily.

Last passage commences at 5pm daily.

Following the last passage, the above will be locked up until the following morning.

**AS OF 1 OCTOBER, THE LAST PASSAGE COMMENCES AT 4PM**

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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

OPENING TIMES (Monday 19 March until Wednesday 31 October 2018)

SUMMER OPENING TIMES FOR BINGLEY THREE AND FIVE RISE LOCKS

FROM 19 MARCH TO 31 OCTOBER 2018

Bingley Five and Three Rise Locks opening times for 2018 are as follows:

First passage commences at 8am daily.

Last passage commences at 5pm daily.

Following the last passage, the above will be locked up until the following morning.

**AS OF 1 OCTOBER, THE LAST PASSAGE COMMENCES AT 4PM**

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