Opening Times

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Last update: 23rd November 2020

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Chesterfield Canal
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Tuesday 1 December until 4pm Thursday 31 December 2020)

8am-4pm

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

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Keadby Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Tuesday 1 December until 4pm Thursday 31 December 2020)

8am-4pm

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

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Kennet & Avon Canal
Starts At: Bridge 109 Wooton Rivers Farm Bridge
Ends At: Lock 67, Little Bedwyn Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridges 92 and 93
Down Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridges 111 and 112

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 6pm Friday 11 December 2020)

Update on 13/11/2020:

Unfortunately, due to availability of resources during the current Covid situation, we are unable to commence work at Crofton Pumping Station this winter.

As a result, although we will continue with our stoppage in order to carry out repair work at Wooton Pumping Station and Lock 67, we will now be able to re-open the navigation from 11th December 2020.

We will also be deferring works at Bridge 109 until next winter, in order for additional repairs that have been identified to be planned and completed at the same time.

The towpath from Locks 58 to 61 will now stay open.  The navigation will remain dewatered at Lock 67 but normal water levels will be maintained in other areas.  Mooring restrictions will remain in place during the stoppage and no boats are permitted to moor between Locks 66 and 68 during this period.

We would like to apologise most sincerely for this change to programme which, sadly, has been unavoidable.  We realise the change may have caused inconvenience to local moorers.   If you have any issues regarding your mooring, please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk to discuss this with a member of our Customer Service Team.

 

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

BOOKING INFORMATION (Friday 6 November 2020 until 6pm Wednesday 31 March 2021)

Winter Season 2020 / 2021

Booking is required 48 hours prior to passage. Opening Times:  9am –  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.

Please arrive at the locks anytime between 9am and 12 noon. There will no passage outside of the opening times.

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Anglian Waterways

All navigations

RESTRICTIONS (Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December 2020)

From Thursday 5 November Government therefore advises our boating customers to avoid non-essential travel on the waterways and not stay overnight aboard your boat unless it is your primary residence.
For advice on paddle sports please refer to www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Our staff will continue to work, managing and maintaining our waterways within the safe ways of working we have implemented this year. This may include some asset closures for maintenance.
We will continue to maintain our essential services and facilities where we normally offer the service (i.e. water supply, refuse and sewage disposal) for those who live aboard their boats.
We will continue to provide assisted passage at locks where we normally offer this service at this time of year, for those boaters that need to make essential journeys.
We will lift time restrictions on the short stay moorings we own or manage, to assist those who live aboard their boats so they can access essential services.
The Boat Safety Scheme is expected to operate as it has done over the summer and examiners will undertake examinations where safe to do so by putting in place safe working procedures and appropriate risk assessments. Boaters are encouraged to use local examiners.
We will of course continue to keep you updated with advice and guidance as the national situation develops.
As ever, the safety and wellbeing of the public, boaters, staff and volunteers is our primary concern so please follow the latest advice and social distancing to keep yourself and others safe.
For further information please contact the Environment Agency via e-mail;
enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk in the first instance

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

 

Update on 05/11/2020:

The Greeter volunteers have now finished for the Winter and the Fradley office remains closed so, for purchases of pump-out cards or facilities keys, please use the on-line shop.

 

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Rochdale Canal
Tuel Lane Locks – Winter Opening Times 2020/2021
Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 3/4

BOOKING INFORMATION (10am Friday 6 November 2020 until 2pm Thursday 18 March 2021)

From 06 November 2020 to 18 March 2021 Tuel Lane Locks (1-4) can be booked with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

During this time our volunteer team will be available to provide passage through Tuel Lane Locks from 10:00-14:00 Monday to Friday only.

Christmas & New Year:

Please be advised that all the above locks will be closed to passage on 24 & 25 December 2020 and 31 December 2020 & 01 January 2021.

To make a booking, please sign in to the online licensing pages and click on ‘my boats’, followed by the ‘bookings’ section.

https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk/Account/SignIn

It is essential that anyone requiring passage during this time books at least 48 hours in advance in order to ensure we will have the team members onsite.

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Grand Union Canal
Blisworth Tunnel

 

Update on 05/11/2020:

From Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, Blisworth Tunnel will be open only for emergencies and to access essential services such as water, pump out or waste.

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

Passage for the above reasons 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

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 05/11/2020:

From Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, Braunston Tunnel will be open only for emergencies and to access essential services such as water, pump out or waste.

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

Passage for the above reasons 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

 

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.

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 email us at –

enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes

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

BOOKING INFORMATION (Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December 2020)

From Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, Foxton Locks will be open only for emergencies and to access essential services such as water, pump out or waste.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage for essential travel only.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00. You must book by 12:00 the day before you wish to travel through the locks.

You will not be able to book passage on site and must book advance using the contact details above.

We are keeping our response under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

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

BOOKING INFORMATION (Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December 2020)

From Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, the Watford Flight will be open only for emergencies and to access essential services such as water, pump out or waste.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage for essential travel only.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00. You must book by 12:00 the day before you wish to travel through the locks.

You will not be able to book passage on site and must book advance using the contact details above.

We are keeping our response under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Sharpness Tidal Basin

ADVICE (Tuesday 3 November 2020 until further notice)

Safety Notice to Small Craft Owners/Operators re Use of the floating pontoon

Owners and operators of small craft are reminded that the floating pontoon situated between the two jetties in the tidal basin at Sharpness Dock is to be used solely as a temporary mooring by small craft waiting to enter the estuary or the lock and as directed by Canal and River Trust staff.

Directions may be given by radio. VHF channel 13 (“Sharpness Radio”) should thus be monitored.

There is no provision for access to any vessel moored to the pontoon. Use of the adjacent piers and ladders for access is prohibited. Crew members are required to remain on the pontoon or on their vessel whilst it is in the tidal basin.

Due to the nature of the lock environment, owners and operators of small craft are also reminded that crewmembers should not embark/disembark whilst their vessel is in the lock without the consent of the Canal and River Trust staff member in charge of lock operations.

If you need any further information please contact the Pier Head on 01453 511968 or our Customer Services Team on 0303 040 4040

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River Severn Navigation
Below Gloucester Lock and Maisemore Weir
Lock 2 Gloucester Lock

ADVICE (Tuesday 3 November 2020 until further notice)

This notice is for customers who use the Remainder Waterway section of the River Severn from Gloucester down towards Sharpness.

Please can all customers be aware that the Partings (Eastern Channel) of the river below Gloucester Lock, and the Partings (Western Channel) of the river below Maisemore Weir is heavily encumbered with trees and other vegetation growing from both banks which obstruct the channel both above and below the water.

Operators of small craft should take into account the risk of entanglement of rigging and masts, the risk of fouling of propeller and rudder and the risk of entrapment of the vessel and crew recovery options when assessing the viability of navigation in these Remainder Waterway sections.

If you need any further information regarding this notice please do not hesitate to contact Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832 or VHF Channel 74

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River Severn Navigation
Camp Public House Private Mooring
Bevere Manor – L6 Mooring

ADVICE (Tuesday 3 November 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised that there is a metal post in the bed of the canal from the derelict moorings just South of the Camp private visitor moorings (Just south of Bevere Lock)

Boaters are asked to take extra care when landing or leaving these moorings.

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Weaver Navigation
Anderton Boat Lift

Update on 26/10/2020:
Winter Operating Hours will commence on Monday 2 November 2020 and run to, and inclusive of, Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Passage will be available on Monday and Fridays only between the hours of 10am and 2.30pm. The operating times are as follows:

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
13:00
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 T&M to Weaver
Please note, 1 x wide beam is the equivalent to 2 x narrowboats.

All passages must be booked in advance and 48 hours’ notice is required.

Bookings can be made via your online account or by calling the North West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040 (Monday – Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am – 4.30pm)

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.

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.

Please note the following closures:

There is a stoppage for the planned annual winter maintenance on the Lift from Monday 30 November to, and inclusive of, Friday 14 December 2020. No passages will be available during this time.

We will be operating the Lift on Wednesday 23 December 2020 which will be our last passage day before the Christmas period. We will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. No passages will be available during this time.

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Passage through Bramwith Lock

ADVICE (10am Monday 2 November 2020 until further notice)

Due to the on-going repair works at Bramwith Lock please call 0303 040 4040 Monday- Friday between 9:00 and 17:00 for assistance and safe passage through the Lock.

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River Nene

Wellingborough Embankment

ADVICE (Sunday 1 November 2020 until 31 March 2021)

As per the annual winter shutdown, the Elsan, pump-out and
water point at Wellingborough Embankment will not be in
operation 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Winter Opening Hours 2020/2021 Bingley 3 & 5 Rise & Newlay Forge & Kirkstall Locks
Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 7, Kirkstall Little Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Sunday 1 November 2020 until 1pm Sunday 14 March 2021)

From 1st November 2020 to 14th March 2021 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 1pm daily.

Following the last daily passage these locks will be locked up.

Christmas & New Year:

Please be advised that all the above locks will be closed to passage on the 25th & 26th December 2020 and the 1st of January 2021.

To make a booking, please sign in to the online licensing pages and click on ‘my boats’, followed by the ‘bookings’ section.

https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk/Account/SignIn

 

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Trent & Mersey Canal
Harecastle Tunnel Winter Opening Times 2020/21

BOOKING INFORMATION (Sunday 1 November 2020 until Sunday 28 February 2021)

During the winter season 2020/21, booking will be required for passage through the Harecastle Tunnel.

There will be no passage on Sunday 1st November. From 2nd November until 23rd December 2020 and 4th January until 28th February 2021, booking slots for passage are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only, at the following times:-

North to South – 8am & 10am

South to North – 9am & 11am

Please book at least 48 hours prior to passage as we will be unable to accommodate late arrivals.

Christmas and New Year Period –

The tunnel is open from 8am to 12noon on 28th, 30th December and 2nd January. Customers must book before 3pm on 23rd December to guarantee a passage booking.

To make a booking or enquiries, please email EventsNorthStaffs@canalrivertrust.org.uk; alternatively, please call 0303 040 404040.

In order to manage your booking as efficiently as possible, please include the following when emailing your request: Boat Name, Index Number, Direction of travel (Northbound: Westport to Kidsgrove; Southbound: Kidsgrove to Westport). Thank you.

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River Ouse
Naburn Large Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (6am Sunday 1 November 2020 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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Chesterfield Canal
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Sunday 1 November until 4pm Monday 30 November 2020)

8am-4pm

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

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Keadby Lock

OPENING TIMES (8am Sunday 1 November until 4pm Monday 30 November 2020)

8am-4pm

  • · 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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Rochdale Canal

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

 

Update on 23/10/2020:

Please be advised we have removed the padlocks from Lock 65 and Lock 79 on the Rochdale Canal. Customers no longer need to book passage and navigation is free flowing.

To help conserve water in the area, please share locks where possible and unless signage is displayed advising otherwise. Please ensure paddles are fully closed once you have passed through a lock. It’s helpful to aim for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open when passing through, pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

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

Update on 16/10/2020:

Please be advised, for the safety of our customers, Trust staff and volunteers, from Monday 19 October, the Weaver Locks will no longer be in operation after 5pm, due to reduced day light hours.

Please see the revised daily operating times, in effect until Sunday 1 November:

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
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
Down Passage
10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

From Monday 2 November through till March 2021, the four main locks on the Weaver Navigation: Vale Royal, Hunts, Saltersford and Dutton Locks are available for passage by prior arrangement only.
Passages must be booked 48 hours in advance and are available to book Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm only. No weekend passages available.
Please note, the locks close for bookings at 4pm on Thursday 24 December and will open again on Monday 4 January 2021.
To book your passage from 2 November, please call 03030 404040 and speak with the North-West Customer Support Team.

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Kennet & Avon Canal
Caen Hill Flight,
Starts At: Lock 29, Devizes Lock
Ends At: Lock 44, Sir Hugh Stockwell
Up Stream Winding Hole: KA-086-024 Devizes Wharf 72 Foot Winding Hole
Down Stream Winding Hole: KA-090-004 Lock 23, Foxhangers Lock

OPENING TIMES (Thursday 1 October 2020 until 1pm Wednesday 31 March 2021)

Caen Hill Flight – Opening Hours for 2020-21

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

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

Please do not moor between locks 44 and 29.

If you require any further  information please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

In the case of an out of hours emergency please ring – Freephone Canals on 08004799947

 

 

 

 

 

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Chesterfield Canal
Lock Opening Times – West Stockwith Lock (October- April)
Lock 65, West Stockwith Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9.30am Wednesday 30 September 2020 until 4pm Friday 30 April 2021)

Lock keeper shift times are 8am – 4pm.

The above Lock keeping hours are based on serviceable tides.

Could skippers of crafts please phone the West Stockwith Lock  24 hours in advance on 01427 890204 for passage.

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Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Keadby Lock

BOOKING INFORMATION (9am Wednesday 30 September 2020 until 4pm Friday 30 April 2021)

Lock keeper shift times are from 8am – 4pm.

Skippers of all craft wishing to book passage should contact the lock keeper at least 24 hours in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Keadby Lock on 07733 124611.

Lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height.

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Market Harborough Arm (Grand Union Cnl)
Union Wharf CSF

OPENING TIMES (Friday 25 September 2020 until further notice)

The pump out at the Union Wharf is available to customers before 9.30am, Monday -Saturday.

The Union Wharf requests  24 hours’ notice and can be contacted on: 01858 432123.

Boaters can just turn up on site but are advised that they may have to wait until the following morning depending on whether the Union Wharf can staff it.

No pump out card is required for this site.

Union Wharfs Website for more information is – https://www.unionwharfharborough.co.uk/overnight-moorings/

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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 23/09/2020:

As of Friday 25th September, 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

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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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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Trent & Mersey Canal
Harecastle Tunnel opening times

Update on 20/10/2020:

Please be advised that the summer season timetable ends on Saturday 31st October. There will be no passage on Sunday 1st November. The first day of tunnel passage in the winter season is Monday 2nd November. Please refer to this notice for winter opening times:- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/18623-harecastle-tunnel-winter-opening-times-202021

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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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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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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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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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

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 23/09/2020:

Navigation will resume on the Wigan Flight tomorrow, Thursday 24 September, as per normal daily operating times:

  • 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) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) outside of these times.

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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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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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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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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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 28/08/2020

 

Please be advised that the Waterside Cafe at Little Venice is now open and will be selling pump-out cards and BW keys to customers from tomorrow.

 

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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