Movement of wide-beam boats between Braunston Junction and Hillmorton Locks on the North Oxford Canal


From Date: 11/02/2021 16:00

To Date: 12/02/2021 13:06 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Bridge 93/94, Braunston Junction

Ends at: Lock 7, Hillmorton Top Lock (Os)


12/02/2021 13:06

Please refer to this stoppage notice for the latest information -


Managing the safe movement of wide beam boats on the North Oxford Canal

The north Oxford Canal between Braunston Junction and Hillmorton Locks is a narrow canal, not suitable for wide-beam craft. The maximum craft dimensions for boats on the canal are:

Length 21.96m (72ft)
Beam 2.13m (7ft’)
Draught 1.09m (3ft 7’’)

Access to the marinas on the North Oxford is permitted but only at pre-agreed times and must be done in a single journey (i.e. not stopping between the marina and the destination)

How to arrange movement of wide-beam craft on the north Oxford canal

Boaters should notify [email protected] not less than two weeks ahead of the boat movement with the following information:

  • - Boat index and name
  • - Planned date and time of movement
  • - Direction of movement
  • - Contact number for the person who will be navigating the boat

Planned wide-beam boat movements on the north Oxford will be published on the Trust’s notices and stoppages web page