Locks 12 and 16, Marple, Peak Forest Canal


From Date: 10/02/2020 07:00

To Date: 28/02/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Peak Forest Canal

Starts at: Lock 1

Ends at: Lock 16

Upstream winding hole: Junction with the Macclesfield Canal, above Lock 16

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 15B and 16, below Bottom Lock 1


An urgent arising stoppage is required to carry out repairs at Locks 12 and 16, in order to reduce leakage.  This is particularly important in order to help maintain water levels whilst Toddbrook Reservoir is unavailable.  

At Lock 12, repairs will be carried out to the headgate to help prevent loss of water.   At Lock 16 we will carry out repairs to the tailgate cills to reduce leakage and ease the operation of the lock.  

We apologise for the late notice of this stoppage, but it is important to carry out these works as soon as possible.