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

Anglian Waterways wide

Urgent Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Urgent update for boaters. Please view further information here.

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.

Anglian Waterways wide;

assisted passage locks

Severe Restriction Notice

Until at least 14 April 2020

Due to the UK’s heightened response to the Coronavirus emergency, from 4pm on Friday 27 March 2020 lock sites where we usually provide assisted passage will be severely restricted and limited until further notice.

Various locations

Closure Notice

11 Nov 2019 to 9 Apr 2020

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

Various locations

Updated Advisory Notice

Until 30 June 2020

Refurbishments to various landing stages

Northampton Washlands

Advisory Notice

6 January to 31 March 2020

Water levels in the Northampton Washlands have been lowered following a mechanical problem with the secondary sluice gate. Levels will remain lowered until further notice.

Northampton Lock

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Rush Mills Lock

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Abington Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until 31 March 2020

Contractors are on site. During the works navigation will be possible, but some short delays may be experienced. Please proceed with care when navigating in this area and take heed of any signage or instructions given by the contractors.

Weston Favell Lock

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Clifford Hill Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

Billing Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

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

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Doddington Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

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 2019 to 31 March 2020

The Elsan, pump-out and waterpoint will not be in operation from 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 (inclusive).

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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Denford Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

Islip Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Shoal approximately 50m downstream of lock. Boaters are advised to keep clear of the area which is marked with buoys. Please give priority to vessels heading downstream.

Titchmarsh Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Due to a mechanical issue please use the manual winding wheel fitted, to operate the lock.

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.

Upstream of Wadenhoe Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there are fallen trees at 300 and 360 metres upstream of Wadenhoe Lock. The trees are passable with care.

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 Millstream

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a fallen tree across Wadenhoe Millstream. We are working with the landowner to get this removed once the current Strong Stream Advice has been lifted (grid ref. TL0119883361).

Lilford Lock

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Upper Barnwell Moorings

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a partially submerged tree trunk in the centre of the navigation channel opposite Barnwell Moorings (grid ref. TL03908652).

Upper Barnwell Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Further to the damage caused by the recent road traffic incident, temporary fencing is in place around the affected area. Please take care when walking around the lock.

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

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Due to a safety issue with the right-hand paddle (looking downstream), it is out of operation. Please do not attempt to use - please use the alternative paddle. 

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.

Downstream of Oundle town road bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there are two fallen trees approximately 750 and 780 metres downstream of Oundle town road bridge.

Between Ashton Lock and Cotterstock Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a large branch freely floating in the river between Ashton Lock and Cotterstock Lock. If navigating in this area please proceed with caution.

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.

Cotterstock Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a large tree limb in Cotterstock Lock pen. We will be working to remove this when Strong Stream is lifted.

Cotterstock Road Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fallen tree partially restricting navigation approximately 260 metes downstream of Cotterstock Lock.

Perio Lock

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Warmington Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware due to damage caused by the effects of the current Strong Stream Advice, a section of the  downstream landing stage has been rendered unfit for use. 

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

Advisory Notice

20 February to

20 March 2020

Please be advised that engineering works are being carried out to upgrade the existing sluice at Wansford which may affect river levels.

Water Newton Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

Alwalton Lock

Closure Notice

See Navigation Notice for details

Winter Works Programme 2019/20

Alwalton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Boaters are advised of extremely strong currents entering the river emanating from the sluice downstream of Alwalton Lock.

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 1 May 2020

Passage booking arrangements in place.

Dog in a Doublet Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

Due a mechanical issue the lock is currently out of operation.

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