Locks 15 & 16 Marston Doles


From Date: 14/08/2020 10:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Lock 15, Marston Doles Bottom Lock

Ends at: Lock 16, Marston Doles Top Lock


Reservoir holdings in the South Oxford Canal are lower than usual for this time of year.

To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking the precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Pound onto the Oxford Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

The locks will be open between 10am to 5pm - 7 days a week

[last entry on the flight 4pm]

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating