Lock 32, Ivinghoe Lock, Grand Union Canal.


From Date: 18/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 11/02/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 32, Ivinghoe Locks

Ends at: Lock 32, Ivinghoe Locks

Upstream winding hole: Junction with the Aylesbury Arm.

Downstream winding hole: Bridge 114, Linslade


05/02/2021 11:47

Our construction team is on site at Lock 32 but continuing high water levels have severely hampered work this week. 

As a result, we require a further week to complete all the repairs safely but will do all we can to re-open the navigation on Thursday 11th February.

12/01/2021 18:16

Unfortunately, one of our construction team working on the stoppage at Lock 32 has tested positive for Covid-19.  This means all those involved in the work on site are now isolating and the navigation will remain open until they can return to work on 18th January. 

We will do everything we possibly can to complete the gate replacements and repairs by 5th February, as originally planned, but will update this notice again should the situation change. 

Thank you for your patience. 

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


Works will include replacement of the top and bottom gates, together with masonry and stonework repairs. Cleaning of the blocked pipe track and lock ladder improvements will also be carried out.

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.