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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

All

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River Nene

Advisory Notice

17 June 2024 for approx 4 weeks

Weed cutting will be taking place on the River Nene.

River Nene

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River Nene

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River Nene

Advisory Notice

13 May 2024 for approx 3 weeks

Please be aware that contractors will be carrying out inspections on the River Nene from 13 May 2024 for approx. 3 weeks.

All locks

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please leave the locks in the correct position with guillotine gate raised and v doors closed.

River Nene

Until further notice

General Hazards following removal of Strong Stream Advice

River Nene

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Anti-Social behaviour at our sites needs to be reported to the Police.  Any damage to our sites also needs reporting to the EA.

River Nene

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Various Locations

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Billing and Lower Wellingborough

Closure / Restriction Notice

Until further notice

Contractors will be completing works at Lower Wellingborough and Billing DS canoe portage.

Various Locations

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Azolla has been seen on the River Nene.  Please see notice for further details.

Between the A45 and Beckets Park

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Shoal present. Navigate with caution.

Northampton Marina

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Northampton Washlands

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Rush Mills Lock

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 Abington Lock

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 Abington Barrage

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Weston Favell Lock

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Clifford Hill Lock 

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Between Billing and Clifford Hill

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Low Levels

Billing Lock

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Until further notice

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

Billing Lock

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Billing Downstream Canoe Portage

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Cogenhoe Lock

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Between Cogenhoe Lock and Wollaston Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We are aware of a large amount of floating weed on the river at these locations.  Please see notice for further details.

Whiston Lock

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White Mills Lock

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Earls Barton Lock

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Doddington Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

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

Wollaston Lock

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Upper Wellingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please ensure paddles are left completely closed when leaving the lock.

Wellingborough Embankment

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Wellingborough Embankment

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen tree blocking a third of the navigation channel

Lower Wellingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a missing fender with protruding bolts.

Lower Wellingborough Upstream Canoe Portage

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Higham Ferrers Lock

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Chowns Mill Sluice

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Safety Boom has been damaged in recent floods.

Irthlingborough Lock

Advisory Notice 

3 June 2024 to 8 July 2024

Please be aware that works to repair the damage to Irthlingborough Moorings is due to commence on 3 June 2024 and will last approximately 5 weeks.

Irthlingborough Bridge

Advisory Notice 

1 July - 5 July 2024

Please be aware there will be contractors installing warning and marker buoys both upstream and downstream of Irthlingborough Bridge from 1 July until 5 July 2024.

Downstream of Irthlingborough Lock

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Downstream of Irthlingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware that there is a void at the bottom of the downstream landing stage steps. Due to this, the steps are therefore, closed until further notice. Access and egress can be made from the centre of the landing stage where the incline is gentle.

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

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Lower Ringstead Lock

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Woodford Lock

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Denford Lock

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Islip Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Underwater obstruction 5 meters upstream of Islip 48hr mooring

Islip Lock

Advisory Notice

17 June - 15 September 2024

Dredging works

Titchmarsh Weir

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Titchmarsh 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.

Titchmarsh disused Downstream Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fender missing leaving exposed protruding bolts. 

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

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fender missing at Wadenhoe Lock, please navigate with caution.

Wadenhoe Lock

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Wadenhoe Lock

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Lilford Lock

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Upper Barnwell Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

A fender is missing on the downstream side of Upper Barnwell Lock.

Upper Barnwell Lock

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Upper Barnwell Lock

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Upper Barnwell Lock

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Lower Barnwell Lock

Advisory Notice 

14 June  2024

Planned Power outage at Barnwell Lock 

Lower Barnwell Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Contractors have attended site repair electrical sensor issue. Please refrain from tampering or attempting to override the sensors.

Lower Barnwell Lock

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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 Track

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Ashton Lock Downstream

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a gravel shoal at Ashton Lock downstream. Marker buoys have been placed.

Cotterstock Lock

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Cotterstock Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Birds nesting at Cotterstock Lock in life ring housing

Cotterstock Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

right-hand v door paddle not working

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.

Perio Lock

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Between Fotheringhay Bridge and Warmington Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fallen tree between Fotheringhay Bridge and Warmington Lock.  The tree is passable with care.

Warmington Lock

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Elton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware of a fallen tree approx 150m downstream of Elton Road Bridge.

Elton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We are aware that there may be a fault with the left-hand paddle at Elton Lock, however, it is still functional and navigation through the lock is still possible.

Yarwell Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

A fender is missing on the downstream side of Yarwell Lock.

Yarwell

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Wansford Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fallen tree approx. 500 metres downstream of Wansford Lock.

Wansford Lock

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Alwalton Lock

Advisory Notice 

17 June - 24 June 2024

Contractors on site between dates stated. Boaters may experience minor delays.

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.

New Fletton Railway Bridge

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Millennium Bridge & Frank Perkins Parkway Rd Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Sunken Vessel 

Bluebell Bridge to Ferry Bridge, Nene Park

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Orton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

A fender on the downstream side of Orton Lock has come off and has left a large bolt sticking out.

Orton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Logs in Navigation 

Orton Lock

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Railway Viaduct, Peterborough

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Thorpe Meadows

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Near London Road Bridge, Peterborough

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a collapsed footpath opposite Charters Bar.  Please proceed with caution.

Milton Ferry Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there are overgrown trees downstream of Milton Ferry Bridge. Please navigate with caution.

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 48hr Mooring

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