Planned winter stoppages

We never stop working to improve our canals and rivers so they make life better by water for everyone every day.

Each winter, when fewer boats are cruising our waterways, we carry out essential repairs and maintenance. In many cases we need to close the waterway completely and sometimes even the towpath. But with 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, there are plenty of other routes to try if the one you were looking at is closed.

With the help of everyone who has been involved in our consultation process, we've already planned our maintenance closures, so you will have plenty time to plan your winter cruising.

The final winter stoppage notices are now published on our website.

Last date edited: 5 September 2019