Between Barkers Lok and Eastwood Lock


From Date: 21/05/2020 00:00

To Date: 31/12/2021 00:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Vandalism

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Erewash Canal

Starts at: Lock 70 Barkers Lock

Ends at: Lock 73 Eastwood Lock


Unfortunately, we are experiencing vandalism on the
Erewash Canal, with lock gate paddles being left open. 

Our local team are working hard to bring the water levels back up, but boaters may experience some issues of low water between Barkers Lock and Eastwood Lock. 

Please proceed with care and follow an advice on site. 

Please remember our advice -  You can move your boat a short distance, as long as you do not have to stay away overnight and return to your home mooring if you have one. 

A short trip is one you can undertake in a day without staying on your boat and returning to your home afterwards.

You can move your boat to a boatyard if it is reasonably close by and you have pre-booked for the work to be undertaken – please remember to check that the boatyard is open before you travel.

Please remember you cannot stay away overnight on your boat.  Some of our bridges and locks are operated by staff who have been off work on furlough, until they have returned to work some of these staffed structures will be closed.

Please continue minimise your use of the towpath and follow the social distancing guidelines.

Please follow the government advice – stay alert, control the virus, save lives.