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

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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

Restriction Notice 

1 March 2022 for aprrox 4 weeks

Lock Chamber Cleaning Underway

All locks on the

River Nene

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please leave the Locks with the guillotine gate up and V doors closed whilst navigating along the River Nene.

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

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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.

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

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Rush Mills Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

8 April 2022 - 22 April 2022

There is restrictive passage between Mondays & Fridays to enable plant to be removed from site. Lock remains open for navigation

Abington 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.

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.

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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Chester House Estate Mooring

Closure Notice

10-11 June 2022

The mooring will be closed during these dates for an event.

Ditchford Lock

Advisory Notice

6-10 June 2022

Contractors will be working between these dates on behalf of the Wildlife Trust.

Between Ditchford and Higham

Updated Restriction Notice

Until Further Notice

Beam Hanging Down From Bridge

Higham Ferrers Lock

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Irthlingborough Lock

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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

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

The lock is open to navigation.  Please be aware that contractors are still working on site. 

Upstream of Willy Watt Marina

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Woodford Lock

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Between Woodford and 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.

Titchmarsh Lock

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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

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

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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.

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).

Thorpe Waterville Area

 

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Thorpe Waterville -
Aldwincle Road Bridge

 

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Cotterstock Lock

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Cotterstock 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

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 

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

Advisory Notice

19 June 2022

There is a swimrun event taking place on this day. Please see the notice for further details.

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 NVR Bridge to Water Newton Sluice

Advisory Notice

5 June 2022

There is a swimrun training event taking place on this day at the location stated.  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.

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.

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.

Between Orton Lock and Dog in a Doublet Lock 

Advisory Notice

3 June 2022

Peterborough Yacht Club will be cruising from their Club to Peterborough Embankment and on to the Dog in a Doublet Lock on 3 June 2022 as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

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

Reported Obstruction Notice

Until further notice

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

Near London Road Bridge, Peterborough

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

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

Peterborough Embankment 

Advisory Notice

20 April 2022

Boat removal works taking place. A Barge will be present to assist

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.

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

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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