Lock 1, Derwent Mouth Lock, near Sawley, Trent & Mersey Canal


From Date: 01/03/2021 08:00

To Date: 17/03/2021 12:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, Derwent Mouth Lock

Ends at: Lock 1, Derwent Mouth Lock

Upstream winding hole: Upstream of Bridge 2, Shardlow

Downstream winding hole: Junction with Upper Trent


15/03/2021 16:00

We are pleased to confirm the bridge installation at Lock 1 has been completed ahead of schedule and the navigation will be fully re-opened by 12 noon on Wednesday 17th March.

01/02/2021 11:05

Unfortunately, due to delays caused by flooding at Deepdale Bridge 17, Trent & Mersey Canal, our construction team will be unable to start work at Lock 1, Derwent Mouth Lock, until two weeks after the original planned date. 

This means the navigation will now be closed from 1st March 2021 until 19th March 2021 to carry out the bridge installation works.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change of dates.

For the latest information regarding Covid-19 restrictions, please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus


Installation of a bridge over the lock balance beams.

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.