Saltersford and Barnton Tunnels


From Date: 22/10/2020 10:00

To Date: 22/10/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Inspection

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Saltersford Tunnel

Ends at: Barnton Tunnel

Upstream winding hole: n/a

Downstream winding hole: n/a


Please be advised our local teams will be onsite to carry out a detailed inspection of Saltersford and Barnton  Tunnels on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

To enable the Tunnels team to complete a principal inspection of the Saltersford and Barnton Tunnels, they will be utilising a work boat which will be moving slowly through the tunnels and there is insufficient width for boats to pass within the tunnel.

The tunnels will be available to customers as soon as the inspections are completed.  Please note that the work boat may need to make several transits though the tunnels as part of the inspection.

We anticipate a wait of around 6 hours to undertake these detailed inspections.