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


From Date: 12/11/2018 00:00

To Date: 14/02/2019 00:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rufford Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

Starts at: Lock 8, River Lock

Ends at: Lock 8, River Lock


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.