Lock 51, Gas Top Lock. Berkhampsted


From Date: 21/12/2022 08:00

To Date: 21/12/2022 11:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 50, Bushes Lock

Ends at: Lock 51 Gas 1 Lock

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Bridge 136, New ground

Downstream winding hole: Winding Hole, below Lock 56


21/12/2022 10:01

We are sorry to advise that this short stoppage is being removed from the winter works programme. We had planned to complete this relatively quick repair alongside our other winter works but with our equipment and resources fully deployed on other stoppages and priority works, we are postponing these repairs.

We know these paddle repairs are important for the reliable operation of this lock and will be rescheduling them as soon as we can.

Again, we are sorry for this change and we hope that this doesn’t cause any inconvenience to our boating customers.


A stoppage is required to replace failed O/S ground paddle post.