Great Ouse and Tributaries Navigation Notices

Please be aware Navigation Notices listed here are only updated Monday to Friday during office hours

LOCATION

TYPE OF NOTICE

DURATION

DETAILS

River Great Ouse, Ely Ouse System and Tributaries

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Bedford Ouse

Bedford Ouse - Various Locations 

Advisory Notice

W/C 5 July 2021

Please be aware that a number of in-river tree removal works will be taking place at various locations from 5 July 2021.  Please see notice for details.

Sovereigns Quay

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Bedford to Earith

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Bedford Area

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100 metres downstream of Queens Park Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware a large willow tree has fallen in the river approximately 100 metres downstream of Queens Park Bridge. Navigation is possible, but please take care if proceeding.

 Queens Park 

Restriction Notice

Until further notice

Two Fallen Trees Partially Blocking Navigation 

Cardington Lock Canoe Portage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware the Canoe Portage at Cardington Lock is closed until further notice.

Upstream of Cardington Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware that we have received a report of obstructions in the watercourse just upstream of Cardington Lock.

Downstream of Cardington Lock

Advisory Notice

Reported Obstruction

Until Further Notice

Reports of a shoal 

Castle Mills Lock D/S Landing Stage

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until further notice

The majority of the fallen tree has now been removed, however the stump still remains on the upstream side of the landing stage. Please note that the existing gravel shoal in this area has moved in high flows encroaching into the navigation channel by the downstream landing stage.

D/S of Castle Mills Lock

Advisory Notice 

25 June 2021 - 9 July 2021

De-shoaling works to be undertaken

Willington Lock

Restriction Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen Tree Partially Blocking Navigation

Willington Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen tree on left hand side partially blocking the navigation.

Danish Camp Willington

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen Tree Partially Blocking Navigation

Danish Camp Willington

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Great Barford Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Tree Trunk in navigation near Gt Barford Lock Downstream Landing Stage has been released and heading downstream towards Roxton Lock.

Great Barford 48hr Mooring

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen tree partially blocking access to the mooring by about 70% of the channel width.

Great Barford Bridge

Advisory Reported

Obstruction Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen Tree Partially Blocking Navigation

Roxton Lock

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Roxton Weir

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Roxton Lock & Weir Footbridge

Updated Navigation Advisory Notice

28 June - 31 August 2021

Works are taking place to replace the central span of the footbridge at Roxton Lock & Weir between the dates shown.

Eaton Socon Lock

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St Neots Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen tree downstream of St Neots Lock

St Neots Lock

Advisory Notice 

24 May 2021 - 9 July 2021

Fence Installation

St Neots

Reported Obstruction Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please see Notice for details.

Little Paxton

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Offord Lock

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Offord Flow Gauge

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Brampton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

The left hand paddle is broken. Please use the other paddle to operate the lock.

Brampton Lock Navigation Channel

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Godmanchester Lock

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Godmanchester Lock Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Large tree limb stuck against the D/S landing stage

Godmanchester D/S Canoe Portage Point

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Godmanchester Lock D/S Canoe Portage Point

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Houghton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Lock footbridge: reduced headroom

Houghton Lock

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Houghton Island/Railway Bridge

 Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen Tree

Hemingford Lock

Advisory Notice

Reported Obstruction

Until Further Notice

Reports of a shoal d/s of the lock are being looked into

Hemingford Regatta Field

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St Ives Lock

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Pike and Eel Marina

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St Ives Dolphin Mooring

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Holywell

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Brownshill Lock - Upstream

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Fallen Tree

Brownshill Staunch

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Earith Sluice

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice 

Earith Sluice will be operating to allow small levels of water through causing levels to possibly fluctuate between Brownshill & Hermitage

Hermitage Lock- D/S Mooring

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Mooring Closed for H & S Reasons

Old West River

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Old West River

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until Further Notice

Reported shoal between Twenty Pence Marina & Australia Farm

Ely Ouse

Ely- Cutters Bridge

Advisory Notice 

7 June - 18 June 2021 

Bridge Repairs

Littleport 48 hr Mooring

Amended Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Pilings have shifted/collapsed.

Downstream of Ely - Littleport

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Ely Pump-out

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be advised that the Pump Out at Ely is temporarily out of action.

Ely Elsan Point

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be advised that the Elsan point has been damaged. Kindly do not use the Elsan point until it has been repaired.

Upware

Advisory Notice

21 and 22 August 2021

Please be aware that Upware Boat Club will be holding their annual Club Regatta at the Ship Inn, Southery.

Cutters Bridge

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Burwell Lode

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Wicken Lode

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River Wissey

Stoke Ferry Area

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Stoke Ferry

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Near Sugar Beet Factory

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Upstream of Hilgay

Advisory Notice

Until futher notice

Please be aware we have received a report of a fallen tree approximately 300 metre upstream of Hilgay.

Relief Channel

Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen and Stowbridge 48 hour moorings

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Moorings are open. Please be aware a navigation key is needed if access is required via the pedestrian gate.

Relief Channel Lock

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Denver & Tidal River

Denver Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Elsan Point not in use 

Denver Sluice

Advisory Notice

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Denver Complex car park and facilites

Updated Advisory Notice

19 July - 26 July 2021

Works on Denver Sluice are to be carried out

Denver Pump Out

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Silt Fen Farm 48 hour mooring

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Closed until further notice as pilings have collapsed

River Little Ouse

Hockwold

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Brandon Lock

Emergency Restriction Notice

30 April 2021 - Until further notice

Please be aware we have received reports of a sand shoal downstream of Brandon Lock.  There are also reports of upstream shallowing also.

Downstream of Lakenheath Lode

Advisory Reported Obstruction Notice

Until Further Notice

We have received a report of a fallen tree in the watercourse just DS of Lakenheath Lode.  Please see notice for further details.

Little Ouse Bridge

Emergency Restriction Notice

10 May 2021 - 4 June 2021

Urgent Bridge Repairs Being Carried Out

River Lark

Prickwillow 48hr Mooring

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Isleham Lock 

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Mile End Road Visitor Mooring

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River Cam

Bottisham Lock

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Baits Bite Lock

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Jesus Lock

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Old Bedford River

Welches Dam

Closure

Until further notice

Lock closed

Hundred Foot / New Bedford River

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Welney

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