Winter canal work programme, 2021-2022

lock stoppage

The Canal and River Trust has announced details of the winter closure programme affecting canals in the South Pennine area to enable repairs and maintenance work to take place.

Where possible this page will be updated when stoppages are altered. Last updated: 27th April 2022.

Information from Canal and River Trust and Bridgewater Canal Company.
The information shown on this page is believed to be correct but if you are planning to travel by canal during this period you should check the details with the local waterways office.

Canal: Closure dates: Location: Purpose of closure:
Aire and Calder Navigation   no navigation stoppages planned  
Ashton Canal 8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021
Lock 1 to 18 Lock 2: grouting to voids behind lock walls
work on Lock 2 cancelled
Lock 13: new gates and lock ladder
Lock 15: new bottom gates and masonry repairs
Lock 16: grouting to voids behind lock walls
4th Jan - 18th March 2022
stoppage cancelled
Lock 3 Construction of new footbridge. Towpath also closed.
Bridgewater Canal
7th - 21st Mar 2022
dates confirmed
Barton Aqueduct Closed for annual maintenance works on structure.
31st Jan - 4th Feb 2022
new stoppage
Redbrow Aqueduct, Daresbury Essential maintenance work. Closed to navigation between Waters Meet, Preston Brook and Keckwick Lane, Daresbury from 8.00 am 31st Jan to 4.00 pm 4th Feb 2022
Calder and Hebble Navigation 8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021
stoppage cancelled
Lock 16, Cooper Bridge Repairs to gates and to washwall near Bridge 22.
8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021
Locks 17, Battyeford Replace bottom gates.
10th Jan - 18th Feb 2022
stoppage no longer needed
Lock 19, Ravensthorpe Masonry pointing and repairs to gates.
Work to be completed under a restriction later in the year, with navigation staying open.
Huddersfield Broad Canal 8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021 Locks 6 and 7 Lock 6: repairs to planking; Lock 7: repairs to cill
Huddersfield Narrow Canal 8th - 26th Nov 2021 Lock 6e, Mark Bottom Grouting to reduce leakage through chamber walls.
8th - 17th Nov 2021
Manns Wharf Embankment, Grasscroft (between Locks 19w and 20w) Washwall and leak repairs along the length of the embankment. Crest Raising to increase freeboard.
18th Jan 2022 until further notice
additional stoppage
Lock 24w, Dobcross Cill lifted - repairs to heel post pot and the re-fixing of lifted cill. .
8th - 26th Nov 2021 Lock 29w, Diggle grouting to voids behind lock walls.
8th - 23rd Nov 2021 Lock 33e, Marsden grouting to voids behind lock walls.
22nd Nov - 10th Dec 2021 Lock 29w, Diggle grouting to voids behind lock walls.
29th Nov - 17th Dec 2021
stoppage cancelled
Lock 17w, Mossley grouting to voids behind lock walls.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
1st Nov - 17th Dec 2021 Lock 90, Deans Repairs to gates, masonry and lock ladder. Replace gates in disused lock with dam.
8th - 17th Nov 2021
stoppage cancelled
Locks 89, Ell Meadow grouting to voids behind lock walls.
3rd Jan - 11th Feb 17th Jan - 4th Mar 2022
dates changed
Bridge 208, Moss Swing Bridge, Rodley Bridge replacement.
stoppage delayed
7th Feb 2022 until further notice
additional stoppage
Locks 11- 13, Newlay Repair of blown ground paddle on the top lock.
3rd Jan - 25th Mar 21sr Feb 2022
stoppage ended early
Culvert 21, Red Rock, between Bridge 63 and 64 Re-line culvert; create manhole covers on each bank; repair wash wall; re-line canal bed with clay.
work completed ahead of scheduled
4th Jan - 18th Mar 13th April 2022
stoppage extended
Locks 65 -85, Wigan flight Lock 65, 68, 73, 77 and 83: grouting to voids behind lock walls; Lock 73: new bottom gates; Lock 80: repairs to top gate.
stoppage extended due to various challenges, such as gate delivery delays, equipment breakdowns, vandalism and the need to reset the gate cills. Due to be completed after 4 pm on 13th April ready for operation the next day.
4th - 28th Jan 2022
Lock 46, Barrowford Repairs to gates and install lock ladders.
28th Sep 2021 - 29th Apr 17th May 2022
stoppage further extended
Lock 31, Eshton Road, Gargrave Rebuild collapsing lock wall.
Extended due to flood water damaging works in progress.
4th Jan - 18th Feb 2022 Micklethwaite Swing Bridge (199) Refurbishment of lights and barriers.
10th Jan - 18th Mar 2022 Five Rise Locks, Bingley Locks 25 and 26: replacement of bottom gates.
10th Jan - 4th Feb 4th Mar 2022
stoppage extended
Embankment above Lock 52, Blackburn Repairs to failed wash wall; upgrade towpath surface.
Extended due to unforeseen additional work required.
10th Oct 2021 until further notice
additional stoppage
Between Bridge 109 and 110, Rishton Canal breach. Replacement of culvert, canal bed and repairs to weir.
10th Jan - 11th Feb 2022 Embankment near Bridge 118, Altham Leak and bank repairs.
31st Jan - 11th Feb 2022 Lock 42, Greenberfield Repairs to bottom gates to reduce leakage; masonry repairs; install lock ladder
8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021 Lock 2, Rufford Branch Fit new gates, lock ladder and other repairs; work to landing stage.
10th - 28th Jan 2022 Lock 3, Rufford Branch grouting to voids behind lock walls
31st Jan - 4th Feb 2022 Lock 7, Rufford Branch Repairs to top gates fenders
7th Feb - 18th Mar 2022 Lock 6, Rufford Branch Repairs to failing lock landing; work to reduce leakage through gates and paddles
Macclesfield Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Peak Forest Canal 8th Nov - 17th Dec 2021 Marple Lock Flight Lock 5: replace gates and masonry repairs; Lock 7: replace gates; Lock 9: reset overhanging coping stones.
17th Jan - 25th Feb 2022 Marple Lock Flight Lock 16: masonry repairs and replace bottom gates.
4th - 1th Jan 2022
Dryhurst Bridge (26), Disley Repairs to bridge abutments and spandrel. Towpath also closed.
Rochdale Canal 1st - 12th November 2021 Above lock 19, Todmorden Replacement of electricity cable running below canal. Towpath also closed.
5th Jan - 5th Feb 2021 Slattocks Top Lock (54) Rebuilding upstream lock landing.
4th Jan - 4th Feb 2022
Lock 64, Middleton Gate and masonry repairs.
10th Jan - 21st Feb 2022
Embankment between Locks 60 and 62 Work to raise freeboard and areas of settlement.
10th Jan - 11th 23rd Feb 2022
stoppage extended
Locks 71, 72 and 73, Newton Heath Work to prevent leakage.
14th Feb - 11th Mar 2022 Between Locks 39 and 42 Rebuild offside washwall.
14th Feb - 11th Mar 2022 Lock 44, Sladen Work to reduce leakage through lock.
28th Feb - 18th Mar 2022 Lock 9, Hebden Bridge Repairs to reduce leakage.
River Ouse, River Ure, Ripon Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Selby Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield and Tinsley Canal   no navigation stoppages planned  
Sheffield & South Yorks
Don Navigation
4th Jan - 7th Mar 2022 Holmes Chord Railway Bridge, Rotherham Third Party contractors to refurbish the railway bridge
4th Jan - 7th Mar 1st April 2022
stoppage extended
Near Rotherham Lock Work on flood alleviation canal barrier.
stoppage extended due to delays caused by recent storms in the area
Sheffield & South Yorks
New Junction Canal
4th - 22nd Jan 2021 Top Lane Lift Bridge, Kirkhouse Green Lift Bridge and Sykehouse Road Lift Bridge Replacement of worn hanger rods on the lift bridges.
Stainforth and Keadby Canal 10th Jan - 25th Feb 17th Jan - 4th Mar 2022
dates changed
Thorne Lock Repairs to lock cill; replacement of gates
stoppage delayed due a delay in the manufacture of the gates


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