Stourport to Lock 6 Kidderminster Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal


From Date: 13/09/2021 11:30

To Date: 23/09/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Cnl

Starts at: York Street Pipe Bridge

Ends at: Lock 6 Kidderminster Lock


23/09/2021 16:28

We are pleased to advise that there were no fish in distress reports and this restriction can now be removed. Please continue to proceed with care.


Due to low oxygen levels between Stourport and Kidderminster, caused by pollution from last week’s major fire, we’re asking boats to travel with extra caution through this area. 

Thank you for your patience with this and the temporary closure while we cleared up; it made all the difference in avoiding serious harm to local wildlife.

We kindly advise boats to spread out to pass in 10-minute intervals and take particular care around any booms still in place. Our teams continue to monitor the oxygen levels, and if they do drop significantly, we might have to temporarily close the canal again. Thank you for your cooperation.