Come along to Grindley Brook Open Weekend and hear about how we maintain this beautiful but very busy part of the network.
As well as walking in the drained lock chamber, visitors will be able to try their hand at fishing, and there will also be lots of children’s activities on offer.
Duncan Davenport, our customer operations manager, says: "The Grindley Brook locks on the Llangollen Canal include the three locks in the staircase, together with the three locks below. It’s a beautiful area and popular walking route so why not combine a walk with coming along to see us at the open day.
"Walking in a drained lock chamber is an incredible experience and I really want to encourage everyone to come along and see it."
The replacement of both the top and bottom lock gates here is essential, the gates are nearing the end of their 25-year life early after a lot of wear and tear. It’s one of the busiest locks in the country, with over 6,000 boats that travelling through it every year. We’ll be replacing these gates with bespoke gates crafted from British oak at our workshop in Stanley Ferry in Yorkshire.