Lock 27, Leighton Lock, Leighton Buzzard, Grand Union Canal.


From Date: 15/02/2021 08:00

To Date: 08/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 27, Leighton Lock

Ends at: Lock 27, Leighton Lock

Upstream winding hole: By Wyvern Shipping, between Bridge 114 and Lock 27.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 109 and 110.


04/03/2021 10:46

Gate replacement and masonry repairs at Lock 27 will be completed as planned.  However, the fabric dam cannot be removed until Monday 8th March, after which the navigation will be re-opened as soon as possible. 

We apologise for this delay and appreciate your patience.


Works will include the replacement of the bottom gate together with repointing of offside copings and masonry repairs of the corner stone.

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.