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

Detail

From Date: 16/02/2021 13:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Bridge 93/94, Braunston Junction

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

Description

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 designated for wide-beam craft. However, wide-beam craft access to and from Dunchurch Pools and Barby Moorings is permitted, in a single journey (i.e. not mooring on the towpath or offside between Braunston and Hillmorton Locks).

Boaters with wide-beam craft planning travel on the North Oxford Canal, to or from Dunchurch Pools or Barby Moorings, should notify enquiries.westmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk one week ahead (where possible*) of the boat movement with the following information: 

  • Boat index and name
  • Planned date of movement (if a you cannot provide an exact date please provide a range e.g between x date and x date)
  • Direction of movement
  • Contact number for the person who will be navigating the boat

*If you are unable to give a week’s notice, please email the West Midlands team as soon as possible so that they can make others aware of wide-beam craft movement on the north Oxford canal

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

The maximum craft dimensions for boats on the canal are:

Length 21.96m (72ft)

Beam 2.13m (7ft’)**

Draught 1.09m (3ft 7’’)

** subject to the above exemption for access