Lock 71, 72 & 73 on the Rochdale Canal


From Date: 10/01/2022 08:00

To Date: 23/02/2022 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 71 Shears Lock

Ends at: Lock 73 Ten Acres

Upstream winding hole: Failsworth

Downstream winding hole: Piccadilly basin


18/02/2022 13:46

This Stoppage has been extended.  Unfortunately we have had to extend this Stoppage due to the severe weather conditions making it unsafe to remove the scaffolding and dams from the Lock.  If the weather allows, the Stoppage will now be lifted on 23/02/2022.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


These essential planned works are required to significantly prevent leakage which causes water resource issues on the Rochdale flight.