Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and River Severn Navigation Opening Times

Detail

From Date: 02/03/2023 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Intersection of

Closest waterway: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Starts at: Bridge 3, Purton Lower

Ends at: Bridge 24, Llanthony Lift Bridge

AND

Closest waterway: River Severn Navigation

Starts at: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock

Ends at: Lock 9 Lincomb Lock

Updates

10/10/2023 16:36

Please be aware of the following bridge opening times for the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal & River Severn Navigation, for Winter 23/24.

From 9th October until 31st October 2023, the Canal bridges will be available for navigation between 08:00 and 16:00, every day except Tuesday.

From 1st November 2023 to 28th March 2024, the bridges will be available between 08:00 and 16:00 every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, when all bridges will be closed.

Please be aware of the following lock opening times for the River Severn Navigation, for Winter 23/24.

From 9th October until 31st October 2023, the River Severn locks will be available for navigation, between 08:00 and 16:00, every day.

From 1st November 2023 to 28th March 2024, the locks will be available for booked passage only, between 08:00 and 16:00 every day except Tuesday and Wednesday, when all locks will be closed.

Please contact Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832 at least 24 hours before your journey, to book your River passage.

Please contact us on [email protected] if you would like to discuss this information with our customer support team.

Description

Opening Hours for Gloucester & Sharpness Canal & River Severn

Further to the recent consultation regarding opening hours, we are now pleased to confirm the following for the 2023 summer season:

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Wednesday to Monday open 8am – 6pm
Tuesday – Closed (except to pre-arranged commercial traffic) this closure includes Gloucester Lock.

River Severn Navigation
River Locks open 7 days per week 8am – 6pm
Please note that Bevere & Holt Locks will be available at the set times below:

Bevere: Open 8am – 9am, 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm, 5pm – 6pm
Holt Open:  9:30am – 10:30am, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation. These changes are a temporary measure while we continue to recruit additional volunteer support. If you feel passionately about the waterways, please click the link below and help us deliver more bridge and lock open hours. Bridge Support Ranger: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal | Canal & River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk)

If you are a commercial operator, and we haven't already spoken to you, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss how we can best support you.

You are welcome to contact us at [email protected] or 03030 404040 if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.