Lock 52, Heathy Close Lock, Kennet & Avon


From Date: 20/03/2020 12:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 52, Heathy Close Lock

Ends at: Lock 52, Heathy Close Lock

Upstream winding hole: Wolf hall 72ft

Downstream winding hole: Wootton Rivers 72ft


02/04/2020 16:19

We are sorry to advise that despite best efforts, it has not been possible to implement the temporary repair we had planned, due to national guidance regarding Covid – 19 and the need for social distancing.

Works will continue as soon as possible after the lockdown is over and in the meantime, we apologise for the delay in providing this update.

We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and invite customers to contact our Customer Service Team on 03030404040, or email enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk, should there be any questions about this notice.


We are sorry to advise that we have had to lose the Canal at Lock 52 until further notice, due to a broken
bottom end gate.

Engineers are currently attending the site to examine the damage and will arrange repairs as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and will post an update to this notice on Monday 23rd March.

Please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.