Summit Pound - Locks 54 to 55


From Date: 18/05/2019 10:00

To Date: 24/05/2019 09:30 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 55, Crofton Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 54, Cadley Lock

Upstream winding hole: Lock 60

Downstream winding hole: Wootton River 72ft Winding Hole


24/05/2019 09:21

The engineering works at Wootton Rivers pump station has now resolved the issue we had over the previous weekend and we don't anticipate any further restrictions to the summit.

20/05/2019 16:19

The Wootton Rivers pumps are running OK and are expected to survive until Thursday 23rd May when a more comprehensive repair can be organised. 

The summit isn't expected to suffer so there are no current plans to restrict the summit and the pumps are not expected to be off Thursday for long enough to affect levels.

19/05/2019 18:45

Water levels are slowly recovering. The restriction will remain in place this evening and be reviewed tomorrow (20/05/2019) at 1400


Due to a Pump failure at Wootton Rivers, the summit pound (54 to 55) levels are falling.

To preserve water levels, a navigation restriction will be implemented.

The Summit pound will be closed to boat traffic overnight. opening hours -   9am to 6pm daily.

This notice will be updated on Sunday 19th May.