River Nene Navigation Notices

Please be aware Navigation Notices listed here are only updated Monday to Friday during office hours

LOCATION

TYPE OF NOTICE

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All locations on the River Nene

Urgent Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Due to the lack of rainfall and the exceptionally dry weather conditions we are experiencing lower flows and river levels on the River Nene.

All locks u/s on on the River Nene

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Boaters are requested to leave the guillotine gate in the lowered position when passing through our guillotine lock sites u/s on the river.
 

River Nene - Woodford to Denford Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Boats can be locked through but please do so with caution and please do not moor up in the area between the 2 locks.

Various Locations on the River Nene

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All locations on the

River Nene

Advisory Notice

During August 2022

There will be a weed boat working and mobilising on the River Nene during August.

River Nene - various locations

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

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

Northampton Lock

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Northampton Lock

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Northampton Marina

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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.

Downstream of
Rush Mills Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a large overgrown tree downstream of Rush Mills Lock. Please see notice for further details.

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

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Rush Mills Lock

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Abington Lock to Rush Mills Lock

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Weston Favell Lock

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Clifford Hill Lock

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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.

D/S of Cogenhoe Lock

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Whiston Lock

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Earls Barton Lock

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White Mills 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.

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

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Wellingborough Embankment

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Chester House Estate

Restriction Notice

4 August 2022    09:00 - 13:00

22 August 2022  09:00 - 13:00

Works are planned to remove 2 footbridges and install new ones at Chester House on the River Nene.  See notice for further details.

Ditchford Lock

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Between Ditchford and Higham

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Higham Ferrers Lock 

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Irthlingborough Lock

Updated Emergency Closure Notice

Until Further Notice

Mechanical issues have closed the lock until this can be repaired.

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.

Station Bridge, Irthlingborough

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Upper Ringstead Lock

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Lower Ringstead Lock

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Upstream of Willy Watt Marina

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Woodford Lock

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Denford Lock

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Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge 

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Thrapston

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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.

Between Titchmarsh and Islip Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

There are several overgrown trees in this area restricting the navigation width.

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. 

Fotheringhay Bridge

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Wadenhoe Lock

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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

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Between Lilford Marina and Lilford 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

There is an attached tree branch extending into the navigation 40m DS of Ashton Lock.

Ashton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a hanging branch 100m D/S of Ashton Lock. Please proceed with caution.

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.

Oundle Area

 

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Thorpe Waterville Area

 

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Thorpe Waterville -
Aldwincle Road Bridge

 

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Upstream of Cotterstock Lock

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Upstream of Cotterstock Lock

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Cotterstock Lock

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Perio Lock

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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

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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. 

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

Bluebell Bridge to
Yarwell Mill

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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.

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.

Water Newton Weir Area

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Downstream of Alwalton Lock

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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.

Between Orton Lock and Dog in a Doublet Lock 

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Stanground

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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

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Dog in a Doublet Lock

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