Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Towpath resurfacing Paddington Arm – Manor Farm Road, Alperton (Piggery Bridge, No12) to Greenford Railway Bridge (No16AA)
Starts At: Bridge 12, Piggery Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 16 (Railway)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (until Friday 18 September 2020)


Update on 10/09/2020:

We apologise for the delay in this work. This was due to wet weather preventing resurfacing. We have completed the eastern part of the work from Alperton (Manor Farm Road) to Horsenden Lane and this section is now open.

We will be completing the surface dressing from Horsenden Lane to Greenford Railway Bridge by Friday 18th September as long as the current dry weather continues.

The towpath and access points will need to be closed in stages with diversions in place. The canal will remain open to navigation and mooring during these works.

Macclesfield Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bosley Flight
Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 8

RESTRICTION (8am-12noon Thursday 10 September 2020)

Please be advised the team will be onsite tomorrow morning at the Bosley Flight on the Macclesfield Canal to carry out necessary works to Lock 6 and Lock 8.
The works will begin onsite at 8am and we anticipate works will take 4 hours.
Customers wishing to navigate up the flight, please wait below Lock 8 for further instructions from the team onsite.
Customers wishing to navigate down the flight, please wait above Lock 1 and await further instructions from the team onsite.

Hydraulic pipe failure
Kilnhurst Flood Lock

Update on 10/09/2020:

The repair works are now complete and navigation is now possible at Kilnhurst Flood Lock.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.30am Wednesday 9 September 2020 until further notice)

Our engineers are attending site to repair the hydraulic pipe.
Navigation is not currently possible at this time.

Northampton Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 16

Update on 09/09/2020:

We have successfully managed to get the water levels back up and customers can now travel along the navigation.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Wednesday 9 September 2020 until further notice)

Due to the pound being drained between Lock 15 and Lock 16, we have had to temporarily close the Northampton Arm between Lock 1 and Lock 16, while we bring the water levels back up to normal.
Our local team are working hard to get the levels back up as quickly as we can, and we will aim to complete this by the end of today.


Llangollen Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Water Point, Hurleston Services S3 Moorings

Update on 08/09/2020:

We are pleased to advise, the water supply has returned to the Hurleston area, following the third party incident.


The water point at Hurleston is now back in use.

ADVICE (11am Tuesday 8 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised, due to a localised issue affecting the water supply in Hurleston, the water point is currently out of use.
Your nearest water point is Nantwich Services on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Llangollen Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 20, Wrenbury Bridge
Starts At: Bridge 19, Wrenbury Church Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 21, Wrenbury Frith Bridge

Update on 07/09/2020:

We are pleased to advise the mechanical fault has now been resolved at Bridge 20, Wrenbury Bridge on the Llangollen Canal and navigation has resumed.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.15am Monday 7 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Bridge 20, Wrenbury Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal due to a mechanical fault. Our engineers have been informed and are on their way to site.
An update will be provided once the engineers have been to site and assessed a plan for repair.

Oxford Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 164C, Tooleys lift bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 1pm Monday 7 September 2020)

Due to a mechanical breakdown at bridge 164C, Tooleys Lift bridge, the navigation has been closed.
A team is on site undertaking repairs.

Rochdale Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 19 Guillotine Lock – fault

Update on 09/09/2020:

The fault has been repaired and both paddles are now operational.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4.30pm Tuesday 8 September 2020 until further notice)

The lock is non operational due to a fault.
Engineers are due to attend to the site tomorrow morning.

Update on 08/09/2020:

Engineers have attended the lock.

The fault has been fixed and the lock is operational.

There will be further works to be undertaken in the near future whilst we await on parts.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1pm Monday 7 September 2020 until further notice)

Due to a fault, Lock 19 is non operational.
Engineers are due to attend to the lock.

Rochdale Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 58A, Deepdale Swing Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: N/A
Down Stream Winding Hole: N/A

Friday 4 September 2020 13:30 until further notice

Type: Advice
Reason: Vandalism


Original message:


Please be advised that due to vandalism our contractors are on site at Bridge 58A, Deepdale swing bridge to establish if a repair can be carried out on the locking mechanism. 

Boaters will be able to use the bridge but cannot secure the bridge when they have navigated through, this is to provide pedestrian access. 

An update will be provided once the contractors have been to site and assessed a plan for repair.


Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Broken paddle
Starts At: Lock 19 East, Holme Lock
Ends At: Lock 20 East, Spot Lock

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4.30pm Thursday 3 September until 2pm Friday 4 September 2020)

The towpath side paddle is broken and has resulted in dropping water levels. As a result this stretch is closed to navigation until it can be repaired tomorrow morning.

River Severn Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Diglis Locks
Lock 6 Diglis (Large)

Update on 04/09/2020:


We are pleased to advise the problem has now been solved and the navigation is now open.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (12noon Friday 4 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised that we are unable to operate the Diglis locks due to broken paddles. Equipment is on its way to site and we hope it will be resolved this afternoon.

River Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Howdendyke Jetty No. 4

Port of Howden

ADVICE (8am Friday 4 September until 6pm Saturday 5 September 2020)

Contractors will be undertaking bed levelling work to Jetty No. 4 at PD Ports Howdendyke, this is the upstream jetty.

Work will take place between Friday 4th Sept and Saturday 5th Sept. Work will commence at 08:00hrs taking approximately 8 hours to complete.

The survey tug ‘Little Shuva’ will be engaged in the work and will maintain a listening watch on channel 9 & 14.

Skippers of all craft are to exercise care and caution in the area and to give the ‘Little Shuva” as wide a berth as possible, passing at the SLOWEST POSSIBLE SPEED to avoid creating a wash.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bathampton waste site
Bridge 183, Bathampton Road

ADVICE (12.45pm Friday 14 August 2020 until further notice)

We are sorry to advise that use of this waste site is suspended for the duration of the road closure in High Street, Bathampton.

The road closure is due to be lifted on 24th August but this is beyond the Trust’s control.

Weight limits on alternative routes prevent our contractors from adequately servicing the site and although we have attempted clearance with a smaller vehicle, unpleasant conditions have arisen due to the backlog. A deep clean has been arranged.

In the meantime, whilst we apologise for any inconvenience caused it is important that no waste is left here until full access is restored by the removal of the road closure.

Alternative sites are available at Lock 11 (Bath) and at Dundas Wharf.

New Junction Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Top Lane Lift Bridge 3

Update on 10/09/2020:

The boulders have now been removed from the canal at Top Lane Lift Bridge.

ADVICE (8am Sunday 2 August 2020 until further notice)

We are currently investigating reports of vandalism in the area of Top Lane lift bridge, Boulders have been pushed into the canal at this location.
Skippers are advised to slow down and proceed with caution in this area.