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

Updated Advisory Notice 

14 September to 1 February 2021

Landing stage refurbishment works will be taking place during the time-frame stated. Please Navigation Notice for further information.

River Nene between Islip

and Fotheringhay, and 

Orton area.

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 Washlands

Advisory Notice 

4 January to 13 February 2021

Works will be taking place to desilt the Washlands.  Please see notice for further details.

Northampton Lock

Advisory Notice

1 February to 31 March 2021

Works will be taking place to desilt South Bridge, Riverside Walk, St James.  Please see notice for further details.

Rush Mills Lock

Closure Notice

22 February to 18 March 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

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.

Billing Lock

Closure Notice

2 November 2020 to 22 January 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Cogenhoe Lock

Closure Notice

23 November 2020 to 19 February 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

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

Closure Notice

11 January to 5 March 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Doddington Lock

Updated Closure Notice

1 November to 12 December 2020 and 4 to 29 January 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

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 2020

to 31 March 2021

As per the annual winter shutdown, the Elsan, pump-out and water point will not be in operation between these dates.

Chester Farm

(grid ref: SP 91862 67023)

UPDATED Advisory Notice

28 September 2020 - 5 February 2021

Works will be taking place to create a new landing stage.

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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Between Irthlingborough Lock and Higham Ferrers Lock

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Lower Ringstead Lock

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Woodford Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Please be aware of a fallen tree 50 metres upstream of Woodford Lock in position SP98011 76964 which is causing a partial restriction to the navigation channel.  The obstruction is passable, however please exercise caution while navigating in the area.

Woodford Lock

Downstream Landing Stage

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Denford Lock

Closure Notice

2 November to 23 December 2020

Closed due to Winter Works Programme. 

Thrapston

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Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge - Arch 5

Closure Notice

15 February to 29 March 2021

Due to planned works being carried out by contractors to perform coring investigations and strengthen and repair navigation Arch 5 of this bridge will be closed during the dates shown.

Thrapston Nine Arches Bridge - Arches 1-4 and 6-9

Advisory Notice

Arches 1 to 4 - 22 March to 7 May 2021

Arches 6 to 9 - 10 May to 9 July 2021

Please be advised that planned works are being carried out by contractors to Arches 1 to 4 and Arches 6 to 9 of this bridge.  Please take heed of any signage or instructions from contractors.

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 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. 

Lilford Lock

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Downstream of Lilford

Road Bridge

Updated Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware there is a fallen tree approximately 60 metres downstream of Lilford Road Bridge. Navigation is possible, but please proceed with caution. Please be aware we plan to remove the tree on Tuesday 8 September and advise boaters to avoid the area on this day. Please see Navigation Notice for fufther information.

Upper Barnwell Lock

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Lower Barnwell Lock

Closure Notice 

18 January to 1 April 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

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 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).

Cotterstock Lock

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Perio Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Upstream Canoe Portage - For safety reasons this structure has been temporarily closed and is fenced off.  Canoeists are advised to use the upstream landing stage and portage across the lock footbridge.

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

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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

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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 Lock

Updated Advisory Notice

14 to 28 January 2021

- Bank repair works will be taking place on the left bank approx 350m upstream of Water Newton.

Alwalton Lock

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Alwalton Area

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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.

Exhibition Bridge (Stokes Bridge)

Suspension of navigation

11/01/21 - 31/03/21

Bridge improvements

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