Planned winter stoppages

Our work to improve our waterways never stops. We're already looking at our planned winter maintenance programme and closure details for 2019/20.

Each winter, we take the opportunity of fewer boats cruising our waterways to concentrate on essential repairs and maintenance of the canals. In many cases we have to close the waterway completely and occasionally even the towpath.

Our consultation on the 2019/2020 winter closures will begin in early May. Please return to this page then and post your thoughts on the upcoming stoppage programme using the online form.

Once we publish the first draft of the stoppage programme, you'll be able to view a map on this page showing all of the proposed stoppages at once. You can also search through the winter stoppages using the form on our notices page or print a full list of the proposed winter stoppages once this is finalised.

Last date edited: 8 April 2019