Lock 7, Firepool


From Date: 23/02/2024 08:00

To Date: 23/03/2024 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

Starts at: Lock 7 Firepool

Ends at: Lock 7 Firepool

Upstream winding hole: Above lock 7 (30m)

Downstream winding hole: Bathpool slipway


23/02/2024 16:30

Please be advised, the repair works to Lock 7, Firepool Lock, are no longer going ahead, we have re prioritised the resource to Lock 72, Cobbler Lock on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the works here have been delayed considerably due to flooding. This means lock 7 will no longer be restricted.


A restriction is required to fit new balance beams to the top & bottom gates.

The lock will be closed between 9:00am - 12:00pm, and 13:00pm to 15:00pm.

The lock will be open from 12:00pm - 13:00pm and after 15:00pm.

This closure will be from Monday to Friday only.