13th August 2018
17th October 2018
17/10/2018 @ 13:19
With immediate effect we are ending the overnight restriction.
30/08/2018 @ 12:15
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 8.30am with last entry at 5.00pm.