Locks 15 & 16 Marston Doles & Adkins lock 14

Notice Details
From Date:
13th August 2018 at 17:00
To Date:
17th October 2018 at 13:23 inclusive
Navigation Restriction
Water resources
Notice updates:
17/10/2018 @ 13:23
With immediate effect we are ending the overnight restriction.
30/08/2018 @ 12:18

Reservoir holdings in the South Oxford Canal are lower than usual for this time of year. Lock opening hours are being tightened from the 10th September to further control canal demands. The locks will be open from 10am to 4.30pm, with last entry on the flight 3pm.

Boaters are requested to avoid travelling across the South Oxford Summit if possible.


Due to exceptionally dry weather during the last three months, some of our canal feeding reservoirs are lower than we would normally expect for this time of year. The recent rainfall has not significantly changed this situation. As the dry weather is set to continue into the autumn, we are taking steps now to reduce water usage by closing the canal overnight. This will allow backpumps to circulate water more effectively around the canal network.

The locks listed above will be closed between 6.00pm and 9.00am with last entry at 5.00pm.

Oxford Canal
Starts At:
Lock 14, Adkins Lock
Ends At:
Lock 16, Marston Doles Top Lock
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