Foxton Locks

Detail

From Date: 25/03/2020 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Lock 17

Ends at: Lock 8

Updates

02/07/2020 10:50

The Foxton Flight will now be manned 7 days a week, opening at 10:00 with the last boat in at 14:15.

You do not need to book passage through the locks.

The on-duty lock keeper will be allowing boats through the flight on a first come, first served basis. This means that you may experience delays. We will endeavour to allow as many boats as possible through the flight each day, however it may not always be possible to allow everyone through before the site closes. In this case you will be asked to wait until the following day.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk with any questions.

We are keeping our response to the pandemic under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

11/06/2020 15:20

Following the reopening of our navigations on 01/06/2020, the Foxton flight is no longer operating on a booking system.

The flight will be open for passage Monday to Friday starting at 10:00, with the last boat in at 14:15.

The on-duty lock keeper will be allowing boats through the flight on a first come, first served basis. This means that you may experience delays. We will endeavour to allow as many boats as possible through the flight each day, however it may not always be possible to allow everyone through before the site closes. In this case you will be asked to wait until the following day.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk with any questions.

We are keeping our response to the pandemic under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

10/06/2020 09:44

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, private boaters may undertake short boating trips – avoiding use of locks and any staff-operated structures if possible – providing, as per current government guidance, they do not stay away from home overnight and return to their home mooring (where they have one).

From 01/06/2020 our navigations have re-opened in full, subject to some local exceptions, making longer journeys possible.

Foxton locks will continue to operate on a booked basis until further notice.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday. Passage will be available to book starting at 10:30 with the last boat in at 14:15. You must book by 16:00 the working day before you wish to travel through the locks.

We are keeping our response to this crisis under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

26/05/2020 16:28

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, private boaters may undertake short boating trips – avoiding use of locks and any staff-operated structures if possible – providing, as per current government guidance, they do not stay away from home overnight and return to their home mooring (where they have one).

From 01/06/2020 we anticipate that our navigations will re-open in full, subject to some local exceptions, making longer journeys possible.

Foxton locks will continue to operate on a booked basis until further notice.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday. Passage will be available to book starting at 10:30 with the last boat in at 14:15. You must book by 16:00 the day before you wish to travel through the locks.

We are keeping our response to this crisis under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

21/05/2020 11:06

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, private boaters may undertake short boating trips – avoiding use of locks and any staff-operated structures if possible – providing, as per current government guidance, they do not stay away from home overnight and return to their home mooring (where they have one).

Foxton locks will continue to operate on a booked basis.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00. You must book by 16:00 the day before you wish to travel through the locks.

We are keeping our response to this crisis under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.

Description

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister (8.30pm, 23 March 2020) regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel and not to visit their boats if they do not live aboard permanently.

This means that passage through Foxton locks will be limited to essential movement to reach facilities or relocate, and will only be available on a booked basis.

Please contact us on 0303 040 4040 or by emailing enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk to arrange passage for essential travel only.

Please note that passage will only be possible Monday to Friday between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00. You must book by 16:00 the day before you wish to travel through the locks.

We are keeping our response to this crisis under constant review and may change our position according to latest government advice.