Picketsfield Lock 71, near Hungerford, Kennet & Avon Canal


From Date: 04/11/2019 08:00

To Date: 20/12/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 89, Picketfield (Railway)

Ends at: Lock 71, Picketsfield

Upstream winding hole: Between Bridge 90 and Lock 70

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 84 and 83


04/12/2019 17:11

We need to extend the stoppage at Picketsfield Lock 71 by a further week.   We are trialling a new composite gate design at this lock and we need to make some unexpected adjustments to the gates to ensure they are a perfect fit before they can be installed.

Please note the new end date for this closure and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

08/11/2019 11:13

Please note the new end date for this closure. 

The damaged top gates will now be replaced with new gates, rather than repairing them, in order to effectively address leakage.  The bottom gates will also be replaced, as originally planned. 

As a result of the additional time required to carry out this work, the end date for this stoppage will be extended until 13th December.


Carry out works to replace the bottom gates and to repair the damaged top gates, in order to reduce leakage.

Please note the new dates for this closure.