Torksey Lock

Detail

From Date: 19/03/2020 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Opening Times

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Fossdyke Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

Ends at: Lock 1, Torksey Lock

Updates

29/07/2021 14:41

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

All our tidal locks Cromwell, Torksey and Boston have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.

All three are managed by a booking system. To allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site, we require at least 2 working days notice for passage through Cromwell and Torksey and 5 working days notice for Boston. All of our bookings are subject to availability so please try and book with as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment.

Bookings can be arranged by calling our lock keepers on the following numbers:

Torksey Lock - M: 07884238781  LL: 01427 718202

Cromwell Lock - M: 07887754485  LL: 01636 821213

Boston Lock – M: 07387050967

The geography and nature of all three locks are different and therefore they have to operate slightly differently in terms of passage in line with the tides. There are only certain times within the core hours that passage is possible.

When calling to book, the Lock Keeper will advise you on the best tides and times available and will assist you in planning your passage through our tidal lock.

09/06/2021 16:14

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.

Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  

Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.

Any passage required should be booked at least 24 hours in advance through the Lock Keeper and they will advise you on best Tides and Times available. 

Torksey Lock - M: 07884238781  LL: 01427 718202

Cromwell Lock - M: 07887754485  LL: 01636 821213

During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.  Booking is advisable through the lock keeper on 07387050967.

In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.

08/06/2021 13:29

Both Cromwell Lock and Torksey Lock are currently operating from 8am until 4pm and will be assisting boats through the lock on the tides which fall between these times. 

Please book passage 24 hours before you plan to travel with the lock keeper on site. 

Torksey Lock - M: 07884238781  LL: 01427 718202

Cromwell Lock - M: 07887754485  LL: 01636 821213

These times are subject to change, and we will update the website accordingly. 

Description

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.

Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  

Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.

Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.

During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.  Booking is advisable through the lock keeper on 07387050967.

In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.

Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.