Lock 21, Botterham Top Lock and Lock 20, Botterham Bottom Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal


From Date: 01/03/2021 16:00

To Date: 05/03/2021 17:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Maintenance

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Cnl

Starts at: Lock 21 Botterham Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 20 Botterham Bottom Lock

Upstream winding hole: 100mt North of Giggetty Bridge 44

Downstream winding hole: 25mt South of Hinksford lock 17


25/02/2021 11:32

Please be advised the winding hole information has been updated. The works are still scheduled to start from 4pm 1st March to 4pm 5th March. 

22/02/2021 14:41

Please be advised the navigation is closed from 4pm 1st March to 5pm 5th March 2021. 

19/02/2021 15:04

Information on upstream and downstream winding holes have been updated. 

19/02/2021 11:32

The works will take place between 5pm 1st March and 5pm 5th March 2021. 


The navigation will be closed but towpath will remain open.

Repair works are required to the spillway at Lock 20, Botterham Bottom Lock. The locks cannot be in use as the spillway needs to remain dry for works to be carried out effectively. Without the repair works being completed, it has the potential to lead to subsidence, collapse and localised flooding. 

For the latest information regarding Covid-19 and any restrictions or impact it may be having on our waterways please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus