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.

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

Updated Advisory Notice

Until 30 June 2020

Refurbishments to various landing stages

Northampton Washlands

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Northampton Lock

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Rush Mills Lock

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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.

Cogenhoe Lock

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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

Emergency Closure Notice

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Please be aware White Mills Lock will be closed on Tuesday 2 June 2020 due to the electricity supply being shut down for essential maintenance works.

Doddington Lock

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Wollaston Lock

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Upper Wellingborough Lock

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Lower Wellingborough Lock

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Wellingborough Embankment Facilities

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware the water point is now open for use. The Elsan and pump-out remain closed whilst awaiting repair.

Ditchford Lock

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Higham Ferrers Lock

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Irthlingborough Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Monday 20 July 2020

08:00 to 09:00 and

18:30 to 19:30 approx.

Due to maintenance work being carried out by Western Power Distribution, there will be a power outage at the Lock between 08:00-09:00 and again at 18:30-19:30. Please be aware these times are approximate.

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

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Islip Lock

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Titchmarsh Lock

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Titchmarsh Lock Downstream Landing Stage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be advised that the recent and 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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Upper Barnwell Lock

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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

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 North Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until 29 May 2020

Works will be carried out on the 2 arches adjacent to and east of the main navigation arch. Works will not encroach on the navigation channel.

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).

Upstream of Cotterstock Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware of a fallen tree presenting a partial restriction to the navigation channel 400 metres upstream of Cotterstock Lock (grid ref: TL 04296 90097).

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

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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

Updated Advisory Notice

Until 14 August 2020

Engineering works are now being carried out to upgrade the existing sluice gate at Wansford. During these works the paddles within Wansford Lock may nbe used to offset increasing flows upstream of the Lock. Please see Notice for further details.

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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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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