Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Start date: October 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 23, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Shortwood Tunnel

Update on 21/10/2021:

The obstruction has been removed and nativation is now open. Please proceed with care.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10am Thursday 21 October 2021 until further notice)

A tree has fallen blocking the North entrance to Shortwood Tunnel. Our contactors are on site carrying out emergency works to remove the fallen tree. There are currently delays going through the tunnel. We kindly request boating customers please do not enter the tunnel until the tree has been removed and navigation reopens.

An update will be provided later today.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: October 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 23, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Water levels
Starts At: Lock 94, Woolhampton Lock
Ends At: Bridge 29, Froud’s Bridge

Update on 22/10/2021:

Further to the notice below,  please be advised that river levels are now normal and the section between Lock 94, Woolhampton Lock and Bridge 29, Froud’s Bridge is designated: GREEN – Normal. Navigation is now open please navigate with the usual care. 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 0800 4799947.22/1

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.30am Thursday 21 October 2021 until further notice)

Following the period of persistent rain, the River Kennet is currently in:

Condition RED – Do not proceed.

CAUTION STRONG STREAM

We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous (Locks may be closed)

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: October 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 23, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions


Starts At: Lock 103, Burghfield Lock
Ends At: Lock 102, Garston Lock

Update on 21/10/2021:

We are pleased to advise that the navigation is now clear.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3.45pm Thursday 21 October 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that three narrowboats are blocking the navigation between Garston Lock (Lock 102) and Burghfield Lock (Lock 103).

Rescue services have been called and will be on site as soon as possible.

It is hoped the situation will be rectified by tomorrow morning we will update as soon as we have more information.

Oxford Canal

Start date: October 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 26, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 46, Isis Lock

Update on 23/10/2021:

The strong stream status has reduced.

Navigation status now normal

ADVICE (10.30am Friday 22 October 2021 until further notice)

CAUTION STREAM INCREASING

We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate and users of powered boats to find a safe mooring. This is because river flows are likely to strengthen and red boards could be displayed very soon and without warning (Locks may be closed)

Glasson Branch (Lancaster Canal)

Start date: October 21, 2021

Est. end if know: October 23, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Glasson Basin, Glasson Branch, Lancaster Canal
Starts At: Lock No.7, Glasson Basin Lock
Ends At: Access Point

TOWPATH CLOSURE (7am-5pm Friday 22 October 2021)

Please be advised the towpath at Glasson Basin on the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal will be closed due to our contractors carrying out the removal of a sunken vessel. 

The contractors will be lifting out the remains of the boat with a long reach excavator.  For the safety of our users the towpath will remain closed as the vessel will be lifted over the towpath on to the large car park owned by Aquavista. 

Whilst the canal will be kept open to navigation, we politely request customers to approach the area with caution. 

A diversion route for towpath and carpark users will be in place.  Please listen to any advice that may be given by the onsite Marshalls.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: October 21, 2021

Est. end if know: October 26, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Water levels between Fobney Lock (105) and County Lock (106)
Starts At: Lock 106, County Lock
Ends At: Lock 105, Fobney Lock

Update on 25/10/2021:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that river levels are now normal and the section between Lock 106, County Lock and Lock 105, Fobney Lock is designated:

GREEN – Normal.

Navigation is now open please navigate with the usual care.

Update on 21/10/2021:

Following the period of persistent rain, the River Kennet is currently in:

Condition RED – Do not proceed.

CAUTION STRONG STREAM

We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous (Locks may be closed)

ADVICE (5pm Wednesday 20 October 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that due to a period of persistent rain, this section is currently designated:

Yellow (rising)

CAUTION STREAM INCREASING

We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate and users of powered boats to find a safe mooring. This is because river flows are likely to strengthen soon and without warning (Locks may be closed)

Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Start date: October 20, 2021

Est. end if know: October 25, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Between Wilford Street Bridge 9 & Wilford Street Bridge 10, Opposite the Magistrates Court
Starts At: Bridge 9, Wilford Street Footbridge
Ends At: Bridge 10 – Wilford Street

RESTRICTION (Tuesday 19 October 2021 until further notice)

There is a large underwater obstruction between Wilford Street Bridge 9 and Wilford Street Bridge 10, opposite the magistrates court on the Nottingham Beeston Canal. 

Our local team have been on site today to assess the obstruction accordingly.  They will be back on site tomorrow and we will try and remove the obstruction as quickly as possible. 

In the meantime, please proceed with care when travelling along this section. 

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: October 19, 2021

Est. end if know: October 21, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 40 East
Ends At: Lock 41 East

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am-4pm Wednesday 20 October 2021)

There is a large amount of leakage through the head gate/Cill and clapperboard on the lock which is making it difficult to maintain water levels in the pound above. We are going to repair it tomorrow and this will mean no navigation through this pound until we are finished with the repairs. It will be completed within the day and hopefully if everything goes well long before the end of the day. Hopefully this urgent repair doesn’t upset planned navigation too much, thank you for your patience.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: October 18, 2021

Est. end if know: October 20, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Tree blocking navigation
Starts At: Bridge 211, Buck Hill Swing Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 210, Oddies Swing Bridge

Update on 19/10/2021:

Contractors attended site this morning and the tree has been removed from the navigation.

Passage is now possible.

Update on 18/10/2021:

Contractors will be attending site with the relevant equipment tomorrow morning.

We will update the notice when the tree has been removed.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12.45pm Monday 18 October 2021 until further notice)

A tree has fallen blocking the navigation between Oddies Swingbridge and Buck Hill Swingbridge.

There is currently no passage.

Contractors have been contacted to carry out the removal of the tree and we are awaitiing on further information of when this will take place.

We will update the notice when we receive further information.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Start date: October 18, 2021

Est. end if know: October 22, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions


Starts At: Bridge 3, Purton Lower
Ends At: Bridge 9-Sandfield Bridge

Update on 17/10/2021:

Further to the notice below, Splatt Bridge and Cambridge Arms Bridge remain closed, all other bridges are back to normal operation.

You are welcome to contact us on 03030 404040 if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (2pm Sunday 17 October 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the canal is closed between Sandfield Bridge and Purton Bridge due to a police incident, we will update this notice as soon as we know more.

River Nene

Start date: October 18, 2021

Est. end if know: October 22, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Milton Ferry Bridge, Peterborough

ADVICE (Monday 18 October 2021 until further notice)

We have been made aware of a hay bale in the navigation at Milton Ferry Bridge, Peterborough.

Please proceed with caution whilst navigating in this area. We will investigate this obstruction and plan its removal as soon as we are able.


Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Start date: October 18, 2021

Est. end if know: October 22, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions


Starts At: Bridge 6-Cambridge Arms Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 7-Splatt Bridge

Update on 19/10/2021:

Please be advised the canal between Cambridge Arms Bridge and Splatt Bridge is open and back to normal operation.

Update on 18/10/2021:

14:00pm

Further to the notice below, there is no change.

This section of canal still remains closed.

Thank you for being patient, the police will update us as soon as anything changes.

Update on 18/10/2021:

Further to the notice below, the section of canal between Cambridge Arms Bridge and Splatt Bridge remains closed for further investigation.

We will update this notice as soon as we have an update.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (2pm Sunday 17 October 2021 until further notice)

Update on 17/10/2021:

Further to the notice below, Splatt Bridge and Cambridge Arms Bridge remain closed, all other bridges are back to normal operation.

You are welcome to contact us on 03030 404040 if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.

Update on 17/10/2021:

Further to the notice below, Splatt Bridge and Cambridge Arms Bridge remain closed, all other bridges are back to normal operation.

You are welcome to contact us on 03030 404040 if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: October 18, 2021

Est. end if know: October 20, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bingley 3 & 5 Rise Locks – Leeds & Liverpool – Navigation Closure
Starts At: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 22, Bingley 3 Rise Bottom Lock

Update on 18/10/2021:

We have managed to get extra staff to site to sanitise the locks and re-open for passage this afternoon.

Boaters who are in the immediate area will be given priority for passage but please be aware that there is currently a backlog.

Passages will resume as normal from tomorrow, some boaters may be asked to wait for passage.  

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.45am Monday 18 October until 8am Wednesday 20 October 2021)

Due to instances of coronavirus and staff resourcing the Bingley 3 & 5 Rise locks will be closed until 08:00 on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

The navigation will be unavailable until this time.

Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: October 21, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 10, Bulholme Lock

RESTRICTION (3.30pm Friday 15 October until 12noon Wednesday 20 October 2021)

One of the lower sluices has an object jammed in the gate preventing the sluice paddle from fully closing.  This impacts lower lock operation.

 The upper lock is operational but only operates via the desk in the lock tower and not via the lock side customer operated pedestals which only operate the lower lock.

 Actions to investigate and make repairs are in hand but the lock will not be operational via the customer operated lock side pedestals until these are undertaken and completed.

 To facilitate lockage’s and until repairs have been completed the lock will be operated by a lock keeper on the following dates and during the time periods indicated below.  Outside these times the lock will be closed:

Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th October 2021: lock open from 10am, last lockage 3pm

The lock will be closed on Tuesday 19th October to allow access for divers to investigate and undertake repairs.

Canal and River Trust apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while we work to get the lock fully operational again.

This notice will be updated when there is new information to share.