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 and River Nene

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Following updated government guidance on outdoor activities, some restrictions on the private use of powered craft for leisure cruising on the River Great Ouse and River Nene will be lifted on Saturday 23 May 2020. Please see Notice for further details.

Anglian Waterways wide

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice for canoeists, rowers and kayakers:  if you are a private use canoeist, rower, kayaker or paddle-boarder, you may now use them to exercise on our waterways. Please see Notice for further information.

Anglian Waterways wide

Urgent Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Due to measures in place to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19), current emergency advice is to avoid all non-essential travel, including navigating on Anglian Waterways at present. We advise that any craft still navigating on the Environment Agency Anglian Waterways continue to do so at their own risk.

River Great Ouse wide

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We have been made aware of the existence of toxic blue green algae on certain parts of the navigation. Please see our Navigation Notice for further details.

Bedford Ouse

Sovereigns Quay

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen tree from the island partially blocking river.

Bedford Lock

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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.

Cardington Lock

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Castle Mills Lock

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Willington Lock

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Below Willington Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We have received a report of two fallen trees just below Willington Lock which are partially restricting navigation. We will look in to this when practical to so. 

Great Barford Lock

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200 metres south west of Great Barford Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware we have had reports of a fallen tree approximately 200 metres south west of Great Barford Bridge. The obstruction is passable, but please navigate with care.

Roxton Lock

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Eaton Socon Lock

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St Neots

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a fallen tree, mid-channel, upstream of the Priory Centre moorings at grid reference NGR 518096 260327. Navigation is possible, but please proceed with care.

St Neots Lock

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Little Paxton

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

A large tree has fallen into the river downstream of St.Neots Lock, approx 100 metres upstream of Paxton Nature Reserve moorings. We are currently liaising with UK Power Networks in respect of removing this tree.

Offord Lock

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Brampton Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Sunken vehicle

Godmanchester Lock

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Houghton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Lock footbridge: reduced headroom

Hemingford Lock

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St Ives Lock

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St Ives Dolphin Mooring

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St Ives Quay

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Holywell

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Brownshill Lock

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Brownshill Staunch to

Hermitage Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Due to current combinations of lower tidal levels on the New Bedford Hundred Foot Tidal River & reduced fluvial or fresh water flow coming from the Bedford Ouse we are at times currently experiencing much lower levels than normal on the above reach & especially on the upstream approach & exit into / from Hermitage Lock. Please also note that Earith Sluice will also be operating minimally at times.

Earith - Westview Marina

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Unfortunately, the pump-out at Westview Marina is currently out of order - please do not attempt to operate until further notice. Alternative pump-out is available at Heron Walk, Ely.

Hermitage Lock

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Old West River

River wide

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Although our weed cutters have been out, due to rapid re-growth in certain patches we have had to re-deploy the cutters. Therefore some volumes of weed will be present within the navigation channel, particularly in the shallower margins. See Notice for further details.

Ely Ouse

Upware

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Cutters Bridge

Grid Ref: TL 54467 79579

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Burwell Lode

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Wicken Lode

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River Wissey

Near sugarbeet factory

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen tree

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 and Relief Channel Locks

Emergency Closure Notice

Thursday 9 July 2020

09:00 to 14:00 approx.

Due to tree maintenance work being carried out by UK Power Networks, there will be a power outage at the Locks 09:00-14:00. Please be aware these times are approximate.

Denver Complex car park and facilites

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware a navigation key is needed to access the car park and facilities.

Denver Lock and tidal river

Updated Restriction Notice

Until further notice

Siltation issues

River Little Ouse

Upstream of Brandon Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fallen tree partially blocking the navigation approximately 200 metres upstream of Brandon Lock.

River Lark

Isleham Lock

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River Cam

Abbey-Chesterton Bridge/ Chisholm Trail

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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

Cradge Bank Area

Restriction Notice

15 July to September 2020

Please be aware de-silting works will be taking place  at TL 42843 79637 to TL 42549 79029 and TL 41969 78247 to TL 41345 77417. Work will be carried out using land based machines from Cradge bank.

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