Naburn Lock - Lock keeper shift times/tide times & booking information


From Date: 11/10/2019 14:30

To Date: 31/10/2020 22:00 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: River Ouse

Starts at: Naburn Large Lock

Ends at: Naburn Large Lock


11/05/2020 08:49

Please note that from Monday 30 March, unless there is an emergency or boaters require passage for one of the reasons below, all our employee-operated locks, bridges and tunnels will be closed.

  • To access water or waste facilities
  • To access essential food and supplies
  • To access urgent medical treatment
  • For emergency mechanical service for your boat
  • For emergency vet treatment for your pet

Please remember our advice - only move your boat if it’s essential (not for leisure purposes) and minimise your use of the towpath.

If you are not currently occupying your boat the government guidance is that you must not visit it (this means no short trips or breaks on your boat at this time).

Please follow the government advice – stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

26/03/2020 11:43

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


Naburn Lock Operating Times:

Operating before HW: 3hrs

Operating after HW: 4.5hrs

Booking: 24hr advanced booking required in winter period. Advisory 24hr booking in summer. Please contact lock keeper on 01904 728500.

Summer operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 - Last week in Feb to Mid Oct

Winter operating times: 06:00 to 22:00 (1st daylight tide only) - Mid Oct to last week in Feb

Comments: End of tidal section of River Ouse

Details of Lock Keeper shift times for Naburn lock are now available to view on the Canal & River Trust website.

You can view the shift times here:

All locks are mechanically operated and manned during the operating times detailed above. All lock operations are managed by Canal & River Trust lock keepers, self-penning is not possible at the above lock.

Canal & River Trust are not an emergency service but will assist any user in need of help where possible. Any vessel requiring emergency assistance should call the emergency services on 999 and ask for the coastguard. Canal & River Trust provide a 24hr call system to deal with emergency operational issues. First Response can be contacted on 0800 4799947