Hillmorton Lock 2 & 3 - 6 & 7, Oxford Canal


From Date: 12/08/2022 16:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Lock 2, Hillmorton Bottom Lock (Tp)

Ends at: Lock 7, Hillmorton Top Lock (Os)

Upstream winding hole: Bridge 74 OX-027-005

Downstream winding hole: Bridge 53 OX-020-017


Due to low water levels, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.   The opening times will be 6:30 - 16:00. The last boat through will be 16:00 and the lock will be closed at 17:00   Boaters wanting to pass through Hillmorton flight are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.   After a relatively dry late spring and 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. 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.   Thank you for your patience.