Beal Lock - restricted passage due to debris


From Date: 24/03/2021 08:45

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: River Aire

Starts at: Beal Lock (Lock 4)

Ends at: Beal Lock (Lock 4)


02/05/2021 14:54

In addition to the silt build-up at the lock we have today (Sunday 2nd May 2021) been made aware of a sand bar in the river upstream of the lock.

With river levels currently low, and Bank Dole lock closed due to siltation, passage should not be attempted at this time.

Dregding of Beal will follow-on from the current Aire & Calder Navigation dredging programme towards the end of May 2021.

Further update will be provided after the bank holiday weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Due to a build up of silt debris behind the lock gates, passage is restricted to crafts of up to a dimension of 10ft 5" max.

Crafts exceeding these dimensions are unable proceed through.

We will update the notice when further information is received.