Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Godmanchester Lock D/S landing stage

ADVICE (Tuesday 5 January 2021 until further notice)

Please be aware that a large tree limb is stuck against the downstream end
of the landing stage at Godmanchester Lock and is partially submerged.

We will look into this matter further as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between
9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

River Little Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Hockwold Sluice NGR: TL 73175 87022

RESTRICTION (Wednesday 30 December 2020 until further notice)

Please be aware that tree debris is severely restricting navigation at Hockwold sluice at present.

If using the What 3 Words app the location is: ///ledge.defender.overlaps
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and wish to assure you we will look into addressing this when it is safe and practicable to do so.

Boaters may also want to consider checking their mooring lines due to the fluctuating river levels and potential strong flows at present.

Cruising the waterways aboard your boat is permitted – subject to tier restrictions. Please check the latest Government tier guidelines by visiting:

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 37, Summerhill Railway Bridge

ADVICE (8am Thursday 17 December until 6pm Thursday 24 December 2020)

The towpath and navigation will remain open.
AECOM working on behalf of Network Rail will undertake investigation works to the railway bridge. A floating pontoon and scaffolding will be used on the canal to facilitate the works. The pontoon will be moved out of the way for boat passage to minimise disruption to the canal network. Investigation works will also be completed on the towpath. Signage and barriers will be in place. We kindly ask customers to follow directions and take extra care when passing through the work area.

Wakefield Branch (Aire & Calder Nav)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 1, Broadreach Lock

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4pm Thursday 3 December 2020 until further notice)

Due to rising water levels Broadreach is closed and not available for navigation.
We will update this notification when the situation changes.

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.

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.