Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Rochdale Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

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.





Lee Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 12, Rammey Marsh Lock

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (5pm Wednesday 11 November until 5pm Friday 13 November 2020)

Rammey Marsh Lock Gate on Lee Navigation lifted off pin, not suitable for use.

Works commencing morning of 12/11/2020 for minimum of 24 hours.

Closure to be extended depending on progress of inspection and repairs.

River Nene

Stoppages & Restrictions

900m, 600m and 500m Upstream of Cotterstock Lock
ADVICE (Wednesday 11 November 2020 until further notice)

Please be aware of three fallen trees partially blocking the
navigation upstream of Cotterstock Lock.

Navigation past these obstructions is currently possible however, you are
advised to exercise caution while doing so when in this area.
We are working with the landowner and our contractors to have these
removed in due course.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Barrowford Reservoir

ADVICE (3.30pm Wednesday 16 September 2020 until further notice)

WARNING – Blue Green Algae




at: Barrowford Reservoir

A suspected bloom of blue-green algae has been found in this water.

Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects.

Contact with the water or with algal scum can cause skin or eye problems.

It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it.

Please note the location of the suspected algal bloom may change as a result of wind and water movement.

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.

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.


Caldon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 16, Red Hills Road Bridge

ADVICE (2pm Wednesday 2 September 2020 until further notice)

The navigation, towpath and road remain open. After a vehicle strike, debris has fallen into the offside of the canal. Customers are advised to take extra care when passing through this area.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 44, Yewtree Lock – Off Side

RESTRICTION (until 4pm Friday 16 October 2020)

Update on 02/09/2020:

Please be advised works to repair the top paddle alongside the scheduled works to replace the offside top gate at Lock 44, Yewtree Lock, Offside Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal have now been scheduled.

Works will start onsite Monday 21 September till, and inclusive of, Friday 16 October. You can see more about these works here.

Please continue to use Lock 44, Yewtree Lock, Towpath Side Lock for navigation.




Tees Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Yarm Railway Viaduct Dive Inspection

RESTRICTION (8am-6pm Tuesday 10 March 2020)

Contractors will be undertaking a dive inspection of the structure.
Inspection of the bridge will be taking place to ensure it’s in a safe condition. The Contractor will use diving techniques with a support boat.
Please can skippers of all craft slow down and approach the area with caution. There may be delays of up to 20 minutes whilst the contractors move the divers out of the way.