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

Until Further Notice

Low River Levels

River Great Ouse

Closure Notice

20 November 2022 -

1 March 2023

Winter Works 2022/23

Bedford Ouse

Bedford Lock 

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Upper Bedford River to Bedford Lock

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Bedford 

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Queens Park

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Honey Hill & Kempston Area 

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Between Honey Hill Island & Kempston

Reported Obstruction Advisory

Until Further Notice

Two trees partially blocking Navigation

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Garibaldi Bridge Bedford

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Kempston Area

Reported Obstruction Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen trees

Sovereigns Quay

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Queens Park Bridge - Longholme

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Cardington Lock

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Downstream of Cardington Lock

Advisory Notice

Reported Obstruction

Until Further Notice

Reports of a shoal

Castle Mills Lock

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Willington Lock

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Between Willington & Great Barford

Advisory Notice

Until Rescinded

3 Trees fallen into navigation will be removed as soon as practical to do so

Danish Camp Willington

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Upstream Great Barford Lock

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Great Barford 48hr Mooring

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Great Barford

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Roxton Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Protruding bolts - beware

Roxton Lock & Weir Footbridge

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Eaton Socon Lock

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Eaton Socon Lock Mooring

Reported Obstruction Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Report of an obstruction close to the grass bank mooring at Eaton Socon which is located approx 200m u/s and on river right.

St Neots Lock

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St Neots
Downstream Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Several large obstructions under water

St Neots
Downstream Landing Stage

Reported Obstruction Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Oil Drum Floating Next to Downstream Landing Stage

 St Neots Camping & Caravan Site to Little Paxton Sluice

Advisory Notice

Sunday 2 October 2022 Between 8:30 - 16:00

St Neots Rowing Club will be holding their annual head of the river races

Little Paxton

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Between Offord Cluny and Great Paxton

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Brampton Lock

 Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Two Fallen trees in navigation U/S of Brampton Lock 

Brampton Island

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen trees blocking navigation at Brampton Island

Godmanchester Lock 

Advisory Notice

26 Sept 22 for approx 2 weeks

Repairs to left bank path at Godmanchester Lock 

Godmanchester Upstream Canoe Portage

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Hartford

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Houghton Lock

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Hemingford Lock

Advisory Notice

Reported Obstruction

Until Further Notice

Reports of a shoal downstream of the lock are being looked in to

Hemingford Lock

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Hemingford Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We are currently experiencing an intermittent issue with the timer on this lock gate.

Hemingford Lock

 Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen tree U/S of Hemingford Lock to be removed 

St Ives Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

There is a large tree to the edge of the river which has been buoyed off.

St Ives Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

 Until Further Notice

Intermittent issues with guillotine gate timer and temporary solution to use

St Ives Lock

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D/S of St Ives Guided Bus Bridge

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Holywell, near Ferry Boat Inn

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Pike and Eel Marina

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Brownshill to Hermitage Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We are experiencing low levels between Brownshill and Hermitage Lock. Please proceed with caution, at a reduced speed and to the centre of the navigation channel.

Brownshill Lock and Staunch

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Westview Marina

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Hermitage Lock

Downstream Mooring

Advisory Notice 

Until further notice

Mooring closed for health and safety reasons

Hermitage Lock Office

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Old West River

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Between Flat Bridge & Aldreth High Bridge

Updated  Advisory Notice 

A submerged Pallet between Flat Bridge & Aldreth High Bridge

Until Further Notice

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U/s of Stretham Bridge

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Ely Ouse

Until further notice

Queen Adelaide Mooring

Until Further Notice

Closed due to health and safey issues

Until further notice

Queen Adelaide Mooring

Until Further Notice

Sunken Vessel 

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Until further notice

Littleport 48 hr Mooring Ely

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Littleport Piling Works

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Downstream of Pope's Corner

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Sandhills 48 Hour Mooring

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Until Further Notice

Ely Pump-out

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Ely - Willow Walk Bridge

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Until Further Notice

Stretham 

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Upware Lock

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Burwell Lode

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Wicken Lode

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River Wissey

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Stoke Ferry

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13 June - 19 June 2022

Sugar Factory Wissington

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Until Further Notice

Dents Field

Advisory Notice

Sunken Vessel

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

Denver & Tidal River

Denver Lock & Tidal River

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Denver Facilities

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware f the Elsan facililites at Denver remains closed until the completion of the refurbishment of the car park toilet block which is expected to take a further 6 weeks. The pump out and the water point are both open for use.

Tidal River/Denver Tidal River Landing Stage/ Safe Haven Mooring

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

With the current prolonged dry weather and resultant low fluvial flows coming from the Bedford Ouse a resultant effect is that we are noticing much higher silt accumulations in the Tidal River Great Ouse at present. 

Denver & Salters Lode Locks

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until Further Notice

Following this summer’s drought condition and with low fluvial flows, siltation has once again built up on the tidal approaches to both Salters Lode & Denver Locks

Denver & Salters Lode Locks

Updated Advisory Notice

27 Sep 2022 for Approx

3 Weeks

Desilting works being undertaken on low tides only

West Norfolk Rowing Club to Queen Adelaide Bridge Ely

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Silt Fen Farm 48 hour mooring

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River Little Ouse

Hockwold

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White House Bridge

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Brandon Lock

Emergency Restriction Notice

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.

Brandon Lock 

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until further notice

We are experiencing lower flows and river levels at Brandon Lock also compounded by shoaling in this area on the Little Ouse River.

Downstream of Lakenheath Lode

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Little Ouse  Bridge

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River Lark

Prickwillow 48 hour Mooring

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Upstream of Prickwillow 

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Isleham Lock 

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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

Closure

Until further notice

Lock closed

Closure

Until further notice

Lock closed

Hundred Foot / New Bedford River

Welney

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Oxlade - Welney Suspension Bridge

Advisory Notice

12 September - 31 October 2022

Conveyancing Works

Mepal Bridge

Restriction Notice

5 October - 12 October 2022

New Guaging Station