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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

River Nene

Closure Notice 

23 November 2023 - 2024

Please see notice regarding Winter Works

River Nene

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All locks

Advisory Notice

31 August 2023

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

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

Advisory Notice

30 January until further notice

Strong Stream on the River Nene has now been lifted as of 30 January 2024. Please see notice for more information. 

Various Locations

Closure Notice

8 November 2023 - 22 February 2024

Please see our winter works programme for the River Nene

Billing and Lower Wellingborough

Closure / Restriction Notice

21 August 2023 - Until Rescinded

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.

Northampton Marina

Updated Advisory Notice

5 February - 1 March 2024

Tree works taking place at Northampton Marina between the dates stated.  Please see notice for further details.

Northampton Washlands Mooring

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Rush Mills Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Void at the US landing stage.

Rush Mills Lock

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 Abington Barrage

Closure Notice

4 March - 29 March 2024

There are planned servicing works being carried out which will close navigation during the dates specified.

Weston Favell Lock

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Between Clifford Hill Lock and Billing Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware that we are experiencing low river levels in this area.  Navigate with caution.

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.

Billing Downstream Canoe Portage

Closure Notice

Until further notice

Canoe Portage closed due to vandalism

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

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is an overgrown tree at the entrance to the lock.  Navigate with care.

White Mills Lock

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Earls Barton Lock

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Doddington 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.

Lower Wellingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a missing fender with protruding bolts.

Lower Wellingborough Upstream Canoe Portage

Advisory Notice

13 and 14 December 2023

Contractors will be on site completing maintenance works on these dates.

Wellingborough Embankment

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen tree blocking a third of the navigation channel

Wellingborough Embankment

Advisory Notice

1 November 2023 - 31 March 2024

As per the annual winter shutdown, the Elsan, pump-out and water point at Wellingborough Embankment will not be in operation from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024 inclusive.

Higham Ferrers Upstream Canoe Portage

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Higham Ferrers Upstream Canoe Portage

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Irthlingborough Lock

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Irthlingborough Lock

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Downstream of Irthlingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

10 August - Until further notice

Fallen tree DS of the lock. Landowner is making arrangements for tree removal.

Downstream of Irthlingborough Lock

Advisory Notice

18 October - 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

8 August 2023 - until further notice

Underwater obstruction 5 meters upstream of Islip 48hr mooring

Islip Lock

Advisory Notice

12 February - 16 February 2024

Grab chains are damaged and will be repaired on the dates stated.

Titchmarsh Weir

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Titchmarsh disused downstream landing stage

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a fender missing leaving exposed protruding bolts. 

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

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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. 

Wadenhoe Lock

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Wadenhoe Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

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

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

Closure Notice

23 November 2023 - 22 February 2024

Lilford Lock will be closed during the dates stated for winter works.

Upper Barnwell Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

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

Upper Barnwell Lock

Reported Obstruction Advisory Notice

Until further notice

We have had reports of a tree branch in the navigation upstream of Upper Barnwell Lock.  Please navigate with caution.

Lower Barnwell Lock

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Upper Barnwell Lock

Closure Notice

23 November 2023 - 22 February 2024

Upper Barnwell Lock will be closed during the dates stated for winter works.

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 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

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

There is a willow tree fallen over the track at Ashton Lock.  Please avoid the area until this is removed.

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

There is a fallen tree downstream of Cotterstock Lock.  Please navigate with caution.

Cotterstock Lock

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Perio Lock

Advisory Notice 

27 - 29 February 2024

Tree work will be taking place between the stated dates

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.

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

Closure Notice

23 November 2023 - 25 January 2024

Warmington Lock will be closed during the dates stated for winter works.

Elton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

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

Yarwell Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

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

Yarwell Lock

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Yarwell Lock

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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

Closure Notice

23 November 2023 - 25 January 2024

Wansford Lock will be closed during the dates stated for winter works.

Wansford Lock

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Alwalton Lock

Advisory Notice 

12 February - 16 February 2024

Grab chains are damaged and will be repaired on the dates stated.

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 

Railway Viaduct, Peterborough

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Upstream from 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 48 Hr Mooring

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