Lock 8, River Lock, Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
12th November 2018
To Date:
14th February 2019 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Notice updates:
21/02/2019 @ 16:54

Ours teams have been able to carry out localised repairs to the head gate cill. The canal is now back open.

11/12/2018 @ 10:00

Works are ongoing to facilitate a dewatered inspection of the cill. The inspection is vital for gaining more understanding of the works needed to repair the issue.

The local team will continue to monitor water levels on the Rufford Branch.  

A further update will be provided once the inspection has taken place.


Please be advised emergency works are needed to the cill at Lock 8, River Lock on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This has resulted in our team installing stop planks. The lock is now closed to navigation.

Our staff are on site maintaining the water levels.

We will provide an update once we have further information.

Rufford Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)
Starts At:
Lock 8, River Lock
Ends At:
Lock 8, River Lock
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