Lock 4, Braunston, Grand Union Canal


From Date: 04/06/2019 08:00

To Date: 06/06/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 4

Ends at: Lock 4

Upstream winding hole: Junction with Leicester Line, at Norton Junction

Downstream winding hole: Junction with Oxford Canal, Braunston Turn


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 quickly as would normally be expected.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is carrying out some further water saving works, on top of our recent winter stoppage programme.  At Lock 4, Braunston, these works include the re-lining of the bottom gate and repairs to the cill, in order to reduce 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