Lock 13 Stewponey, Staffordshire & Worcester Canal


From Date: 31/12/2022 18:00

To Date: 17/01/2023 18:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Cnl

Starts at: Lock 13 Stewponey Lock

Ends at: Lock 13 Stewponey Lock

Upstream winding hole: Stourton Junction

Downstream winding hole: Above Hyde lock


11/01/2023 13:49

Our reactive response team are mobilizing to install the new gate and open navigation on Tuesday 17th January.

Thank you for your continued patience.

03/01/2023 15:09

We've now assessed the damage, and it's not something we've been able to quickly fix. Our reactive response team are doing everything they can to repair the lock.

We are hoping navigation here will be open again by the end of next week, and will provide an update on the works and an expected reopening date by Wednesday 11th January.


Part of the bottom end gate has broken off meaning the lock is inoperable. the lock will be closed until at least Tuesday 3rd January.