Lock 18, Welsh Road Lock, Radford Semele, Grand Union Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
18th March 2019 at 07:30
To Date:
19th March 2019 at 11:56 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Notice updates:
19/03/2019 @ 11:56
The navigation is now open.

After a relatively dry winter, following on from last year’s exceptionally dry summer – one of the hottest and driest on record – reservoirs feeding some parts of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals have not refilled as would normally be expected.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is carrying out some further mitigation/water saving works, on top of our recent winter stoppage programme.  At Lock 18, Welsh Road, these works include repairs to the top gate to reduce water leakage.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating


Grand Union Canal
Starts At:
Lock 18, Welsh Road Lock
Ends At:
Lock 18, Welsh Road Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals at Napton Junction
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Between Bridges 34 and 35, Radford Semele.
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