Caen Hill Flight (Locks 29 - 44) Kennet & Avon Canal

Detail

From Date: 20/07/2020 08:00

To Date: 17/09/2020 20:00 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 29, Devizes Lock

Ends at: Lock 44, Sir Hugh Stockwell

Upstream winding hole: Above lock 50

Updates

20/07/2020 11:14

We are pleased to confirm that Caen Hill Flight is now available on normal summer hours, from 08:00 until 17:00 every day, with the last boat leaving the Flight at 20:00.

Please follow the advice of Trust staff and volunteers working on the flight and note that at busy times, control measures may be in place around the locks and on the towpath, to help us all maintain and respect each other’s social distance.

23/06/2020 09:50

We are pleased to advise that the Caen Hill Flight is currently available between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00, with no booking required. The last craft will be admitted to the flight at 13:00.

Please follow the advice of Trust staff and volunteers working on the flight and note that at busy times, control measures may be in place around the locks and on the towpath, to help us all maintain and respect each other’s social distance.

Please contact us at enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this notice with our Customer Support Team.

Description

We are pleased to advise that from 23rd May, Caen Hill Flight will be available for booked passage in four  time slots each day; at 08:00, 09:30, 11:00 and 13:00.

We expect that this arrangement will see the last vessels clear the flight by 16:00.

On a trial basis, we plan to allow passage upstream on one day, and down the next, with Saturday 23rd being the first day of upstream navigation.

Please see below scheduled dates & times:

Saturday 23rd, Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th, Friday 29th, Sunday 31st  will be for passage upstream

and Sunday 24th, Tuesday 26th, Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th for downstream passage.

Please call 07467 330114 to make your booking.

We currently anticipate the Flight being available without booking after 1st June and will update this notice with specific arrangements after the bank holiday.During busy periods on the towpath, it is possible that diversions may be in place to take visitors to the offside of the Canal, to give both staff and visitors more space. Please observe the signage and temporary barriers when in place, as this is an important measure to help keep everyone safe.

Thanks to everyone for your understanding of these temporary measures. Please email us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to contact our customer support team about this notice.