Kibworth Top Lock 18 to Cranes Lock 22


From Date: 03/06/2019 09:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Lock 18 Kibworth Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 22 Cranes Lock


Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

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

From the 3rd June, lock opening hours will be:

9am to 5pm

Last entry at 3.30pm, to allow navigation through this section of canal.