Curdworth Lock 5, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal


From Date: 27/11/2023 08:00

To Date: 28/11/2023 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Lock 5, Curdworth

Ends at: Lock 5, Curdworth

Upstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Curdworth Top Lock

Downstream winding hole: Winding Hole, Curdworth Bottom Lock


We're having to carry out urgent repairs at Curdworth Lock 5, to repair the offside ground paddle.

There is an issue with the paddle coming off the rod, which is causing the lock to be very slow draining, meaning boats are having to queue for a considerable amount of time. An urgent repair is therefore required, as we would have to close navigation if anything happens to the towpath side paddle. A two-day stoppage will take place on Monday 27th November & Tuesday 28th November.

Thank you for your patience while we carry out this vital repair.