Lock 12, Hazelhurst Bottom Lock, Caldon Canal


From Date: 17/02/2020 08:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Caldon Canal

Starts at: Lock 10 Hazelhurst Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 12 Hazelhurst Bottom Lock

Upstream winding hole: Junction with Leek Branch

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 41 & 42, Cheddleton


27/03/2020 17:21

After further consideration, we will not be able to complete the works at Lock 12 whilst complying with current Government restrictions and guidelines.  

Our priority is to keep our workforce and customers safe at all times.  As a result, work on site will cease until further notice and the navigation will remain closed.  The lock will remain out of water and stop-planks will be inspected daily. 

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

Thank you.

26/03/2020 15:21

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

26/03/2020 14:53

Due to Government restrictions and guidelines for construction sites regarding coronavirus, the stoppage at Lock 12 will be extended by one week, until 17th April. 

This will help our staff to work safely in order to complete the essential works required.   

Please follow advice on the Trust’s website https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus

Thank you.

05/03/2020 15:59

The stoppage at Hazlehurst Lock on the Caldon Canal will need to be extended to the 9th April 2020. The adjacent accommodation bridge has suffered partial collapse & will need to be demolished. These works will need to be completed before the fitting of the bottom end lock gates can resume.

Further updates will be provided once the demolition programme has been finalised.


Gate replacements, quoin and quadrant repairs, ladder works and tail bridge repairs