Sykehouse Lock- Went End Aqueduct


From Date: 04/01/2021 13:00

To Date: 01/09/2021 07:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: New Junction Canal

Starts at: Sykehouse Lock

Ends at: Went End Aqueduct


21/05/2021 15:56

From the 12th April, we shall be permitting a once a day access through Pollington Lock and Sykehouse Lock at 10am daily to allow boats to transit between Pollington Lock to Sykehouse Lock and vice versa. You will have a 2 hour maximum transit time to reach other lock no later than 12noon where all craft transiting will be locked out together.

e.g. Pollington to Sykehouse: book into Pollington for 10am lockage and arrive Sykehouse no later than 12noon to be locked out of section.  Sykehouse to Pollington: book into Sykehouse for 10am lockage and arrive Pollington no later than 12noon to be locked out of section. 

Mooring and overnight staying along sections between Pollington and Sykehouse Locks is not currently

Boaters wishing to book passage through Pollington Lock or Sykehouse Lock will need to give 48 hour notice by calling 0303 0404040, Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm.  Please be ready to share following details - boat name, boat owner name, boat skipper name and mobile number for skipper on day.

For passage during May bank holiday weekends, passage must be booked by close of business on Friday, eg:

Passage on Monday 31 May, Tuesday 1st June - booking to be made by Friday 28 May.


To reduce water levels at breach site below Pollington Lock water levels from Ferrybridge Lock to Pollington Lock have been slightly reduced and the locks closed for public use.

This is a short term measure being reviewed on a daily basis. The locks and sections above Pollington Lock will be reopened as soon as this is possible. 

The section from Pollington Lock to Goole Caisson and Sykehouse Lock will remain closed.

Towpath closed from Pollington Lock to Went End Aqueduct due to bank slippage.