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

Various Locations on the River Nene

Closure Notice

Various dates - see Notice

RIVER NENE WINTER WORKS PROGRAMME 2021-2022.  SEE NOTICE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

All locations on the

river Nene

Advisory Notice

16 March 2021 - Until further notice

Please be aware there may be shoals and/or fallen trees in the navigation.  Please proceed with caution.  See notice for further details.

All locations on the

river Nene

Advisory Notice

16 March 2021 - Until further notice

Please be aware there may be shoals and/or fallen trees in the navigation.  Please proceed with caution.  See notice for further details.

River Nene - various locations

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 Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Contractors will be carrying out works on the downstream landing stage which will be limited in its use during the time of the works.

Northampton Lock

Closure Notice

See notice for further details

Please see Winter Works Programme notice at the top of this page for details.

Northampton Marina and Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We have received several reports of dead swans at the Marina and lock site.  Please call 0300 200 3104 for further sightings.

Upstream of
Rush Mills Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be aware of several fallen and overgrown trees in the area upstream of Rush Mills Lock.

Rush Mills Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be advised that there is only one downstream paddle in operation, the other is locked off.

Rush Mills Lock

Closure Notice

See notice for further details

Please see Winter Works Programme notice at the top of this page for details.

Abington Lock

-

-

-

Weston Favell Lock

Advisory Notice

6 April 2021 for approximately 4 weeks

Due to FCRM dredging works the Upstream Landing Stage at Weston Favell will be unavailable at times.  Please see notice for further details.

Clifford Hill Lock

-

-

-

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.

Cogenhoe Lock

-

-

-

Whiston Lock

-

-

-

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

-

-

-

Doddington Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

9 March 2021 - Until further notice

Please be aware the upstream canoe portage point at this lock has been closed until further notice.

Wollaston Lock

-

-

-

Upper Wellingborough Lock

-

-

-

Lower Wellingborough Lock

-

-

-

Wellingborough Embankment Facilities

Advisory Notice

1 November 2021 - 31 March 2022

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

Wellingborough Embankment 

-

-

-

Chester House Estate Mooring

-

-

-

Ditchford Lock

-

-

-

Between Ditchford and Higham

Emergency

Restriction Notice

Until further notice

There is an overhead obstruction between Ditchford and Higham. Please navigate in this area with caution. See Notice for further details.

Higham Ferrers Lock

-

-

-

Irthlingborough Lock

-

-

-

Irthlingborough Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

There are loose and unstable bricks on the navigation arch of the bridge at Irthlingborough. Please navigate with extreme caution in the area and under the bridge.

Upper Ringstead Lock

-

-

-

Lower Ringstead Lock

Closure Notice

Please see notice for further details

Please see Winter Works Programme notice at the top of this page for details.

Downstream of Willy Watt Marina

-

-

-

Woodford Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be aware of a fallen tree 50 metres upstream of Woodford Lock in position SP98011 76964 which is causing a partial restriction to the navigation channel.  The obstruction is passable, however please exercise caution while navigating in the area.

Denford Lock

-

-

-

Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge 

-

-

-

Thrapston

-

-

-

Islip Lock

-

-

-

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. 

Wadenhoe Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

 Please note there is a fallen tree in this area.  Please see notice for further details.

Lilford Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a tree in the river downstream of Lilford Lock.The tree is passable but please proceed with caution.

Downstream of Lilford

Road Bridge

-

-

-

Lower Barnwell Lock

Closure Notice

See notice for details

Please see Winter Works Programme notice at the top of this page for details.

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

-

-

-

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

-

-

-

Ashton Lock Downstream Approaches

-

-

-

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

-

-

-

Perio Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

Both portages at this lock have been taken out of service due to safety concerns. Please avoid these structures and use the landing stages for portage.

Downstream of Perio Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a branch in the river just downstream of Perio Lock blocking half the navigation.

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

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a small fallen tree 700m downstream of Warmington Lock. This is passable but navigate with cautiion.

Elton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice 

Fallen Tree 

Between Perio Lock and Fotheringhay Bridge

-

-

-

Nassington Backwater

-

-

-

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. 

Yarwell Lock

Navigation Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a broken tree branch in the navigation downstream of Yarwell Mill, approx. 400m downstream of Yarwell Lock.

Yarwell Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There are broken tree branches in the navigation downstream of Yarwell Lock, approx. 300m downstream

Wansford Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware of a low hanging tree branch that extends 50% across the navigation channel. Vessels heading d/s from Wansford Lock have priority.

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.

Water Newton Weir Area

Advisory Notice

Until further notice 

Please be aware of a very large detached tree lodged on the right hand bank 40m upstream of Water Newton Weir.  See notice for further details.

Alwalton Lock

-

-

-

Alwalton Lock Island

Navigation Advisory Notice

16 July - 6 August 2021

Works to improve the unofficial mooring located on Alwalton Lock Island have been approved.  These works are due to commence 16 July 2021 with a completion date on or around 6 August 2021.  Please see notice for further details.

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.

Peterborough Yacht Club, near Orton Lock

Advisory Notice

29 November 2021 for approx. 6 months

Works are starting at Peterborough Yacht Club to install sheet piling on the moorings for approx. 6 months.  Please see notice for further details.

Railway Viaduct, Peterborough

Restriction Notice

2 August 2021 - 10 June 2022

Planned works being carried out by contractors to undertake strengthening and repair works to the Railway Viaduct in Peterborough.  Please see notice for further details.

Peterborough, Upstream of railway bridges

Reported Obstruction Notice

Until further notice

There is a fallen tree across the navigation.  Please see notice for further details.

Milton Ferry Bridge, Peterborough

-

-

-

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

The process for locking vessels through this lock has changed. Please see notice for further details.

Dog in a Doublet Lock

Closure Notice

Pplease see notice for further details

Please see Winter Works Programme notice at the top of this page for details.