Guyers Lock 84 to County Lock 106, Kennet & Avon Canal

Detail

From Date: 24/03/2020 17:00

To Date: 29/05/2020 12:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 84, Guyers Lock

Ends at: Lock 106, County Lock

Updates

15/04/2020 15:26

Please be advised that as river levels are falling, the River Kennet between Guyers Lock & County Lock is now designated

YELLOW DECREASING - PROCEED WITH CAUTION

We advise users of all unpowered boats not to navigate & users of powered boats to navigate with caution.

Please remember our advice - only move your boat if its essential (not for leisure purposes) & 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.

Please contact our Customer Service Team on 03030404040 or email enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk if you would like to discuss this notice.

Description

Please be aware that further to the period of exceptionally wet weather in recent weeks, very strong streams continue to be present along the River Kennet, between Guyers Lock and County Lock.

Accordingly, the River remains designated RED.

CAUTION STRONG STREAM

We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous (Locks may be closed)

As a further precaution, Fobney Lock (105) remains physically locked, due to there being no safe refuge or turning place beyond this point.

We will update this notice when conditions improve, but in the meantime, please contact our Customer Service Team on 03030404040 or email enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk if you would like to discuss this notice.