Opening Times - Bingley 3 & 5 Rise Locks - Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Summer 2022

Detail

From Date: 19/03/2022 08:00

To Date: 31/10/2022 15:00 inclusive

Type: Opening Times

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 29, Bingley 5 Rise Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 22, Bingley 3 Rise Bottom Lock

Updates

11/08/2022 08:40

Due to continued low water levels and limited water resources we need to reduce passage times on the Bingley 3 rise and Bingley 5 rise.

Morning

Passages down the lock flights between 09:00-11:00, last entry at 11:00.

Afternoon

Passages up the lock flight between 13:00-15:00, last entry at 15:00.

19/07/2022 12:30

After close monitoring and the repair to Bradley culvert completed, the water levels have now stabilised and the restrictions that were placed are now lifted. 

We are now resuming the Summer operating hours as we had in place before:

Morning

Passages down the lock flights between 08:00-10:00, last entry at 09:00.

Passages up the lock flights between 10:00-12:00, last entry at 11:00.

Afternoon

Passages down the lock flight between 13:00-15:00, last entry at 14:00.

Passages up the lock flight between 15:00-17:00, last entry at 16:00.

17/06/2022 16:41

As a result of the earlier culvert failure at Bradley we are unable to supply the volume of water required downstream to fully operate Bingley 3 & 5 rise on the previously advertised times.

As an interim measure passage times through Bingley 3 & 5 rise will be reduced as follows with effect from Saturday 18th June 2022: -

Passage down the lock flights between 10:00 - 12:00 noon, last entry 11am.

Passage up the lock flight between 12:30 - 3pm, last entry 2pm.

We aim to have additional over-pumping capacity on site at Bradley early next week (w/c 20th June 2022), at which time we expect to be able to revert to the previously advertised operating times.

Further update will be provided on Monday 20th June 2022.

Description

Through the 2022 summer season, our customer operations team will be on site to offer assisted passage through Bingley 3 & 5 Rise locks.

Morning

Passages down the lock flights between 08:00-10:00, last entry at 09:00.

Passages up the lock flights between 10:00-12:00, last entry at 11:00.

Afternoon

Passages down the lock flight between 13:00-15:00, last entry at 14:00.

Passages up the lock flight between 15:00-17:00, last entry at 16:00.

These timings are to help ensure that the locks are available to as many customers as possible. Lock keepers can use their discretion in quiet times to minimise disruption and ensure everyone can enjoy their visit.

As from 1st October, the last entry through these locks will be 3:00pm, due to the reduced daylight hours.