Abbey Park Road Bridge 9 to Swans Nest Bridge 10


From Date: 25/06/2020 00:00

To Date: 30/06/2020 23:59 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: River Soar

Starts at: Bridge 9 Abbey Park Road

Ends at: Bridge 10


30/06/2020 12:02

Due to issues in obtaining permits from external parties, the works to install this new bridge have been delayed. 

We will issue a new notice once we have agreed a revised set of dates from the promoter.


Construction company William Saunders will be installing a new footbridge and accessible towpath access point in the vicinity of the Wolsley Chimney in Leicester. 

To install the bridge, they need to construct the required retaining wall at the back of the towpath.  The towpath will need to be closed off for the duration of the works.  

We advise boaters not to moor along this section as access to/from their boat may be restricted. 

Please follow the signed diversion route that will be in place along Abbey Meadows and Abbey Park Road. 

Our canals and rivers are now open for navigation. Our towpaths are also open for exercise or journeys to undertake essential work, but please try to avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath. Strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from the government. Before you go by boat, bike or boot, remember to check your route.

Please follow the government advice – stay alert, control the virus, save lives.