Sand Bank in Middle of Channel - Lock 14 East to Lock 15 East - Removed


From Date: 03/04/2019 12:00

To Date: 12/05/2020 08:45 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Starts at: Lock 14 East, Ramsden Lock

Ends at: Lock 15 East, Golcar Brook Lock


12/05/2020 08:38

The sand bank has been removed.

However, the lock chambers have a build up of silt and cannot be operated.

Please remember our advice - only move your boat if it’s essential (not for leisure purposes) and minimise your use of the towpath.

If you are not currently occupying your boat the government guidance is that you must not visit it (this means no short trips or breaks on your boat at this time).

Please follow the government advice – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

26/03/2020 09:44

Customers are asked to only move if essential to reach services and to follow government guidance at all times.

28/02/2020 12:16

The sand bank in the middle of the channel has increased due to silt washout from the recent storms.

It is impassable at the moment.

We will update this notice when we receive further information. 


There is a sand bank in the middle of the channel due to silt washout from recent storms.

Boaters please keep to the edge of the navigation and take care when approaching the area. Signs will be onsite shortly to advise boaters.