Reopened - Rochdale Canal Lock 14 to Lock 8 Mayroyd


From Date: 17/09/2023 12:00

To Date: 20/09/2023 10:15 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 14

Ends at: Lock 8, Mayroyd


20/09/2023 10:22

The team have assessed the levels this morning. 

And are happy with the levels and have reopened Lock 8 for passage.

19/09/2023 09:48

The team have assessed the water levels and we still have lower water levels at Lock 8.

Lock 8 will remain closed today to replenish the water levels and will be assessed again tomorrow.

18/09/2023 10:29

The water levels are still too low to reopen this section today.

The pump at Lock 16 shall be switched on today and cleaning of the cillls at Lock 8 by the local team to assist with the replenishing of the water levels

The team will assess the water levels tomorrow morning and we will update the notice when the water levels have recovered enough to reopen the section of canal.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


The Rochdale Canal is now closed from Lock 14 to Lock 8, Mayroyd.

The reason for the closure is due to low water levels following the recovery of a boat stuck in a lock yesterday.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

The pounds are expected to return to normal in the next day or so. Updates will be provided.