Lock 56, Kegworth New Lock, River Soar


From Date: 14/12/2020 08:00

To Date: 23/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: River Soar

Starts at: Lock 56 Kegworth New Lock

Ends at: Lock 56 Kegworth New Lock

Upstream winding hole: Pillings Lock 52

Downstream winding hole: Junction with Upper Trent


11/11/2020 15:58

As a result of unavoidable delays to our work at Sawley due to flooding, we have unfortunately not been able to move our team to start on the repairs at Lock 56, Kegworth New Lock. 

However, we are arranging for contractors to carry out the most urgent elements of these works later in December.  The work will be done under local restrictions and the planned stoppage will not be required.  The navigation will now remain open. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this change to our plans may cause.


Carry out repairs to fenders, paddles and handrails.

01/06/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.