Foxton Lock Flight - Grand Union Leicester Line

Detail

From Date: 28/03/2022 00:00

To Date: 01/11/2022 00:00 inclusive

Type: Opening Times

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Lock 8

Ends at: Lock 17

Updates

31/10/2022 15:45

Recent rainfall has provided some relief to reservoirs feeding into the canal system.

We are therefore able to remove the restrictions at Foxton from 1 November 2022.

However, it must be noted that this summer’s weather has been significantly drier than normal. Many of our reservoirs are well below normal for the time of year and will require all winter to refill, not just following a wet week’s weather.

Therefore, we will be monitoring the refill of our reservoirs very closely over the coming months.

Boaters are encouraged to check the Trust’s Stoppage Notices for updates.  The Trust’s drought pages provide information on the current situation: canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/managing-our-water/drought

17/10/2022 11:46

Updated to correct a time typo in the previous notice – please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

After an extremely dry year our reservoir levels are still low and below where we would expect them to be at this time of year.  The recent rainfall has had a small effect on levels. 

Therefore, restrictions will remain in force at Foxton, however opening and closing times will be advanced by 30 minutes on 30th October when clocks revert to GMT.

From 30th October, opening time: 9:30am

Last boat in: 2:45pm

Closing time: 3:30pm

14/10/2022 14:26

After an extremely dry year our reservoir levels are still low and below where we would expect them to be at this time of year.  The recent rainfall has had a small effect on levels. 

Therefore, restrictions will remain in force at Foxton, however opening and closing times will be advanced by 30 minutes on 30th October when clocks revert to GMT.

From 30th October, opening time: 9:30am

Last boat in: 2:30pm

Closing time: 3:30pm

03/08/2022 10:18

Updated to correct a date typo in the previous notice – please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

After a relatively dry late spring into the summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year.

In order to maximise the available water, the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back-pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

During this period from 8th August onwards, boats will only be allowed through between 10am and 4pm, last boat through at 3:15pm.  

We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Boaters also have a really important role to play, and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

26/07/2022 15:03

After a relatively dry late spring into the summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back-pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

During this period from 3rd August onwards, boats will only be allowed through between 10am and 4pm, last boat through at 3:15pm.  

We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

26/07/2022 14:50

After a relatively dry late spring into the summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back-pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

During this period, boats will only be penned between 10am and 4pm, last boat through at 3:15pm.  

We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

Description

28th March 22 - 18th September 22 -

Open 8am

Last Boat 6:15pm

Close 7pm. 

19th September 22 - 16th October 22 -

Open 8am

Last Boat 5:15pm

Close 6pm. 

17th October 22 - 26th March 23

Open 9am

Last Boat 2:45pm

Close 3:30pm