River Nene 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.

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.

Various locations on the

river Nene

Advisory Notice

14 September to

16 October 2020

Refurbishment works will be taking place during the time-frame shown to the following landing stages: upstream and downstream at Abington, and downstream only at Billing, Ditchford, Denford, Islip, Lilford, Elton and Alwalton. Please be aware that whilst the landing stages will be out of use, a temporary structure will be in place to enable continued use of the lock and navigation.

River Nene between Islip

and Fotheringhay, and 

Orton area.

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Floating Pennywort (hydrocotyle ranunculoides) has been found on the River Nene between Islip and Fortheringhay, and in the Orton area of Peterborough.

Northampton Washlands

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Northampton Lock

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Rush Mills Lock

Closure Notice

22nd February 2021 to 18th March 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Abington Lock

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Weston Favell Lock

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Clifford Hill Lock

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Billing Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

The right-hand paddle is out of order, please continue to use the lock by utilising the alternative paddle.

Billing Lock

Closure Notice

2nd November 2020 to 22nd January 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Cogenhoe Lock

Closure Notice

23rd November 2020 to 19th February 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Whiston Lock

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Earls Barton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is an issue with one of the paddles which has been locked out of use. Please use the alternative paddle.

White Mills Lock

Closure Notice

11th January to 5th March 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Doddington Lock

Closure Notice

1st November to 4th December 2020 and 4th January to 29th Januar

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Wollaston Lock

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Upper Wellingborough Lock

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Lower Wellingborough Lock

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Wellingborough Embankment Facilities

Advisory Notice 

1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 inclusive

As per the annual winter shutdown, the Elsan, pump-out and water point will not be in operation between these dates.

Chester Farm

(grid ref: SP 91862 67023)

Advisory Notice

28 September 2020 until further notice

Works will be taking place to create a new landing stage.

Ditchford Lock

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Higham Ferrers Lock

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Irthlingborough Lock

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Upper Ringstead Lock

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Lower Ringstead Lock

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Woodford Lock

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Woodford Lock

Downstream Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Due to a partial failure of the fender at the downstream end of the landing stage, the end two bollards have been taken out of use.The affected area has been taped off and boaters are requested not to attempt to use these bollards.

Denford Lock

Closure Notice

2 November to 18 December 2020

Closed due to Winter Works Programme. 

Thrapston

Closure Notice

30 November to

20 December 2020

Due to planned works being carried out by contractors of Cadent Gas to undertake gas maintenance repairs, the River Nene at Thrapston will be closed during the dates shown (river conditions permitting).

Islip Lock

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Titchmarsh Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be advised that owing to electro- mechanical issues the guillotine has been put to hand wheel.
We are currently working on the issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Titchmarsh Lock Downstream Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be advised that the elongated period of SSA on the River Nene has caused some erosion at both ends of this structure. The affected areas have been fenced off and boaters are advised to keep clear.

Wadenhoe Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Shoal approximately 50m downstream of lock. Boaters are advised to keep to the centre of the navigation channel for at least 100m downstream of the lock. 

Lilford Lock

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Downstream of Lilford

Road Bridge

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a fallen tree approximately 60 metres downstream of Lilford Road Bridge. Navigation is possible, but please proceed with caution. Please be aware we plan to remove the tree on Tuesday 8 September and advise boaters to avoid the area on this day. Please see Navigation Notice for fufther information.

Upper Barnwell Lock

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Lower Barnwell Lock

Closure Notice 

18 January to 1 April 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Lower Barnwell Canoe Portage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Canoe Portage: for safety reasons the canoe portage has been removed. We advise canoeists to use Upper Barnwell syphon portages, using the back channel to the main watercourse downstream of Lower Barnwell Lock.

Ashton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Securing: the usual barrel locking mechanism has failed and a temporary arrangement is in place. Please ensure the handwheel is securely locked before departing.

Ashton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Shoal approximately 15m out from the downstream end of the lock chamber, where the backchannel re-enters the main watercourse on the left-hand side looking downstream. Skippers are advised to keep over to the landing stage on approach and departure.

Oundle Area

 

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware of a fallen tree presenting a partial restriction to the navigation channel 500 metres upstream of the first A605 road bridge after Oundle Town Bridge (grid ref: TL 04834 88531).

Cotterstock Lock

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Perio Lock

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Downstream of Perio Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There are two low-hanging trees (from the right-hand bank looking downstream), 300 metres downstream of Perio Lock which are restricting navigation.

Warmington Lock

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Elton Lock

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Nassington Backwater

Advisory Notice

15 to 29 September 2020

The River Nene Regional Park are undertaking a restoration scheme on the Nassington Backchannel. 

Yarwell Lock

Updated Notice

Until further notice

A temporary repair has been made to the decking on the footbridge. The repair area is slightly raised and is marked with yellow lines. 

Wansford Lock

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Water Newton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware one of the paddle gearboxes at Water Newton Lock is currently out of order. However, the lock will still efficiently fill with the alternative paddle.

Alwalton Lock

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Alwalton Area

Advisory Notice 

4th October 2020 (am only)

Please be aware there will be a swimming event taking place along the stretch of the river from Alwalton Lock to 650 metres downstream of Ferry Bridge. There will be a number of swimmers in the watercourse.Please take care when navigating in this area.

Downstream of Alwalton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We have received a report of an obstruction in the centre of the channel, approximately 12 metres downstream of Alwalton Lock. Passage is possible, but please take care when navigating in this area.

Orton Lock

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Peterborough Embankment

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

De-restricted Mile: There is a partially sunk vessel approximately 410m downstream of Fitzwilliam bridge, 10m out from the right-hand bank heading downstream.

Peterborough Embankment

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Opposite the Key Theatre: recent development works have revealed an area where passing boats may strike underwater objects. Affected area marked with buoys.

Dog in a Doublet Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Changes to service and re-start of Dog in a Doublet Lock.

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