Woolhampton Shallows Between Bridge 31 & 32


From Date: 26/05/2020 13:00

To Date: 06/07/2020 08:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Maintenance

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 31,Woolhampton Swingbridge

Ends at: Bridge 32, Woolhampton Lock Footbridge


Please be aware that a significant gravel obstruction has formed below (East) of Bridge 32, at Woolhampton, at the confluence with the River Kennet.

The local team has marked the shallows with wooden posts and we are developing a permanent resolution. In the meantime, please navigate with extreme caution, particularly when travelling downstream, and keep to the north of the channel to avoid running aground. Please do not attempt to pass other vessels when passing the shoal and give priority to boats navigating downstream.

We will update this notice when further information is available, but in the meantime, please contact our Customer Support Team at enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk if you would like to discuss this information.