Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Downstream of Hemingford Lock

ADVICE (Tuesday 20 April 2021 until further notice)


Please be aware we have received reports of a shoal which is downstream of
Hemingford Lock.


We are looking into these reports 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.

Tame Valley Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Grove Vale

Scott Bridge

ADVICE (8am Wednesday 14 April until 6pm Wednesday 21 April 2021)

The canal and towpath will remain open. Contractors on behalf of Sandwell MBC will be revisiting site again to undertake further investigation works to the bridge. A floating pontoon will be used to gain access to and from the offside of the canal. We kindly ask customers to follow directions when passing through the work area.

Caldon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge
Ends At: Bridge 13 Cromer Road
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bircheshead Winding Hole
Down Stream Winding Hole: Next to Bridge 1, Etruria Footbridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 6pm Saturday 10 April 2021)

Update on 08/04/2021:

The canal was planned to be reopened on the 7th April, but further monitoring of the canal is required to ensure safety ahead of reopening. The canal and towpath will now be reopened at 6pm on Saturday 10th April.

Macclesfield Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Marple Sanitary Station

ADVICE (2.45pm Friday 12 March 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the toilet facility at Marple Sanitary Station is currently out of use due to a blockage.
Contractors have been informed and are expected onsite tomorrow.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Rose Grove

Grove Road Services

ADVICE (4pm Monday 8 March until 5pm Tuesday 9 March 2021)

Please be advised Rose Grove Customer Service Facilities on Huddersfield Narrow Canal are currently closed due to blocked drains.

Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site Tuesday 9th March .

An update will be provided tomorrow.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 41, Hand Lane Bridge

ADVICE (until further notice)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite Bridge 41, Hand Lane Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to carry out essential works to a third-party owned adjacent railway bridge wing wall.

To be able to carry out the necessary works access will be restricted at Bridge 41, Hand Lane Bridge, towpath users will not be able to leave or gain access at Bridge 41, Hand Lane Bridge.
The works have no direct impact on the canal, however, Network Rail will need access to Trust owned land on the offside of the canal, and therefore access over the canal is prohibited to prevent conflict with the works.
Fencing will be installed on the offside of the bridge carriage to prevent access and signage will be erected to inform the public of the closure.
Please listen to any advice that may be given by the third-party contractors and take note of the signage onsite.
An update will be provided to us by Network Rail once works have been carried out.

Chesterfield Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 63, Misterton Top Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Manor Farm Winding Hole, Near Bridge 78, Manor Farm Bridge
Down Stream Winding Hole: Stockwith Basin

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4pm Friday 12 March 2021)

Update on 01/03/2021:

Problems have been encountered due to flooding at Lock 63, causing additional water to run over the by-weir whilst carrying out repairs.

Unfortunately, this has resulted in a delay in completing our works.

We will do everything we can to re-open the navigation by 12th March 2021.

Original message:

Carry out repairs to the bywash channel bed.

Regent’s Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Hampstead Road Lock, Lock 1a (top lock) Camden
Starts At: Lock 1A, Hampstead Road Lock
Ends At: Lock 1A, Hampstead Road Lock

Thursday 25 February 2021 15:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Maintenance


Original message:


Please be aware Hampstead Road Lock, Lock 1a is closed due to an oil slick. The operations team have attended and placed a boom across the top lock to stop the potential spread of the oil.

River Great Ouse (Old West)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Downstream Mooring Hermitage Lock

ADVICE (Thursday 25 February 2021 until further notice)

Please be aware the downstream mooring at Hermitage Lock is
currently closed due to health and safety reasons. Under no circumstances
should any attempt to access the mooring be made.


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.