Locks 56, 60, 61 and 63, Crofton Locks, and downstream canal pound, Kennet & Avon Canal


From Date: 06/01/2020 08:00

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

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 51, Wootton Rivers

Ends at: Lock 63, Beech Grove Lock

Upstream winding hole: Between Bridges 108 and 110, Wootton Rivers.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 90 and Lock 70, Froxfield.


11/12/2019 12:05

Please be aware, due to the extent of the stoppages in this area, the navigation will be closed from Lock 51 to Lock 63 during the whole period.  For safety reasons, no boats will be permitted to moor in this section during this time so will need to be moved to alternative safe moorings prior to 6th January 2020.

We accept that this is likely to be inconvenient for some customers and very much appreciate everyone’s support to enable these important works to proceed on time in this busy period.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact us on 01452 318012 or enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 


A closure is required to carry out the following repairs in the Crofton area. 

Lock 56:  Repairs to the top and bottom lock gates.  Repairs to the hand rail.  Repairs to the ground sluice to reduce leakage.  

Lock 60 and downstream canal pound:  Construction of a new pumping station (towpath side, adjacent to Wilton Water).  Removal and replacement of the pumping main across the towpath and through the canal bed.     

Lock 61:  Repairs to the top and bottom gates.  Repairs to missing brickwork in the lock chamber.   

Lock 63:  Repairs to the top and bottom gates in order to reduce leakage. 

Please be aware the towpath will be closed between Locks 58 (Bridge 101) and 61 (Bridge 100).