Wall between Locks 4 and 5, Farmers Bridge Flight, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.


From Date: 09/01/2020 08:00

To Date: 13/03/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Farmers Bridge Lock 4

Ends at: Farmers Bridge Lock 5

Upstream winding hole: Cambrian Basin, opposite Cambrian House, next to Farmers Bridge Lock 1, Top Lock.

Downstream winding hole: Aston Junction, just above Lock 1, Aston Top Lock


A retaining wall which belongs to the Trust, and supports an important arterial route into Birmingham City Centre, is showing signs of movement.  This requires repair work to stabilise the structure and prevent further deterioration to the brickwork, adjacent footpath and carriageway.

This is a provisional closure at present as it is hoped the work may be carried out under a local restriction instead. Further investigations are on-going.