Locks 40, 39, 38 and 37, and Pumping Station at Lock 22, Caen Hill, Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal.


From Date: 04/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 19/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

Ends at: Lock 22, Lower Foxhangers Lock

Upstream winding hole: Devizes Wharf, above Lock 50 Top Lock.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 179 and 181, Claverton


22/10/2020 12:04

Following further local consultation and by re-programming the working hours of our construction teams, we are pleased to confirm we will be able to shorten the stoppage at Caen Hill Flight by one week. 

The navigation will now re-open on 19th March 2021.


Carry at works on the Caen Hill Flight as follows: 

Lock 40 - Reline and repairs of top and bottom gates to reduce leakage. 

Lock 39 - Repairs to the top gate to reduce leakage and repairs to the bridge decking. 

Lock 38 - Repair and reline the top gate and repair the bottom gate to reduce leakage. 

Lock 37 - Repairs to top and bottom gates to reduce leakage. 

Caen Hill Pumping Station, Lock 22 - Repairs and improvements to the pumping station.

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.