Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Stort

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 14, Brick Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Roydon Mill
Down Stream Winding Hole: Brick Lock Approach

Update on 19/07/2021:

Navigation restriction has been lifted and navigation re-opened fully

RESTRICTION (3.45pm Saturday 17 July 2021 until further notice)

Damage to the upstream towpath side lock paddle is preventing user operation. Lock will be staff operated between 9am and 4pm until further notice. The lock will be closed outside of these hours.

River Little Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Downstream of Lakenheath Lode

ADVICE (Tuesday 13 July 2021 until rescinded)

Please be aware we have received a report of a fallen tree in the watercourse
just downstream of Lakenheath Lode on the River Little Ouse, if using what 3
words: W3W ///starfish.overruns.edge


We are looking into this report as soon as it is practical to do so, but in the
meantime we request if navigating in this area then please proceed with
extreme caution.

River Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Downstream of Trent Bridge Newark (NG24 1FF)

ADVICE (10am-2pm Tuesday 6 July 2021)

There is currently a police dive taking place, downstream from Trent Bridge.
Boaters are asked to proceed with care and follow any advice given on site.
The dive will be until 2pm this afternoon.

Grand Union Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Car Park at Hatton

Bridge 54, Hatton Canal Lane

ADVICE (8am-6pm Wednesday 7 July 2021)

The availability of car park at Hatton will be restricted on 7th July. Access is required for works in the area hence limiting parking spaces for the day.

Calder & Hebble Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

sluice failed
Lock 5, Woodside Mills

Update on 08/07/2021:

The hydraulic sluice has been repaired and the lock is open and fully operational

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12noon Monday 5 July 2021 until further notice)

The upstream towpath side hydraulic sluice has failed at Woodside Mills Lock.
Navigation through the lock is not possible at this time.
Engineers are on route to assess the situation and we will update this notice as soon as we have more information.

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Elsan Point and Pump Out – Willow Walk, Ely

ADVICE (until further notice)

Please be aware that the tap to flush out and clean the Elsan
disposal point has been damaged. A new part has been ordered
and an engineer is booked to fit it on Monday 5 July 2021.

We kindly ask that you do not use the Elsan point until it has been



Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 3, Purton Lower

ADVICE (4.15pm Monday 28 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that the pump out facility at Purton is currently out of order.
We have arranged for Contractors to attend site and we will update this notice with an estimated time of arrival as soon as we have more information.

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Pump Out – Willow Walk, Ely

ADVICE (Monday 28 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that the Pump Out at Ely is temporarily out of
action. Contractors have been informed and will repair as soon as

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

D/S of Pike and Eel, between Over and Needingworth

ADVICE (Week commencing Monday 28 June 2021)

Please be aware that in-river tree removal works will be taking place on the Right Hand Bank approx. 250 metres downstream of the Pike and Eel, between Over and
Needingworth during w/c 28 June 2021: if using the What3Words app: shaver.ringside.chap
Works will last for approx.1 day, and will be carried out from the Right Hand Bank.



Navigation will remain open, however please take heed of signage and instructions from banksmen and patrol boats when passing these works, for your safety. Please take extra care when passing these works, and be prepared for potential delays in passing, especially whilst winching operations are taking place.


Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Pump Out Station, Anderton Services

ADVICE (11.45am Tuesday 8 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the Pump Out station at Anderton Customer Service Facilities is currently out of use due to a broken pump motor.
Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site tomorrow, 9 June.
An update will be provided tomorrow afternoon.

River Severn Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Water levels
Starts At: Lock 6 Diglis (Large)
Ends At: Lock 9 Lincomb Lock

ADVICE (8.45am Tuesday 1 June until 5am Wednesday 2 June 2021)

Update on 01/06/2021:

River levels are now normal and the section between Diglis Lock and Lincomb Lock is designated:

GREEN – Normal.

Navigation is now open please navigate with the usual care.

If you require any further information please contact us on  should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

In the case of an out of hours emergency please ring – Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947.

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Tinsley flight – Obstruction, no passage for wide beams
Tinsley No.10 (Wharf Road) Lock

ADVICE (until 10.15am Saturday 29 May 2021)

Update on 28/05/2021:

The obstruction has now been removed from behind the downstream gates of Lock 10, therefore passage through Lock 10 is now possible for both wide beam and narrow boats.

Kingswood Arm (N Stratford Canal)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Kingswood Junction Railway Bridge

ADVICE (8am Wednesday 26 May until 6pm Thursday 27 May 2021)

The navigation and towpath will remain open. Contractors working on behalf of Network Rail will be carrying out an urgent inspection of the railway bridge. A pontoon and scaffolding will be used to facilitate the works. The pontoon will move out of the way for any passing boats. We kindly ask customers to follow signage and banksmen directions. Please take extra care when passing through the work area.

River Nene

Stoppages & Restrictions

Weston Favell Lock to Dog in a Doublet Lock

RESTRICTION (Thursday 13 May 2021 for approximately 4 weeks)

We will be undertaking inspections of the lock gates and a number of bridges
between Weston Favell and the Dog in a Doublet Lock over the coming
weeks from waterborne craft.

We will endeavour to keep river traffic flowing where it is possible to do so but
delays to your journey, possibly up to an hour, may occur.

The inspection team will be travelling downstream from Weston Favell Lock
and it is anticipated that they will reach the Dog in a Doublet Lock before the
end of the first week in June, subject to river conditions.