Towpath between Bishopton Lane Bridge 63 and Timothy Road Bridge 64, South Stratford Canal


From Date: 11/12/2023 14:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: South Stratford Canal

Starts at: Access Point Bridge 63 D/C

Ends at: Access Point Bridge 64 U/C


20/03/2024 12:23

The towpath will need to remain closed here while we continue to liaise with the landowners who have to make the necessary repairs to the bank. If you see any damage to the safety barriers, please let us know on 0303 040 4040.

Thank you for bearing with us. We'll provide another update on or before Friday 26th April.

07/02/2024 15:06

Please note that this section of the towpath remains closed for public safety, as there is a danger to anyone using the towpath here. We’re liaising with the landowners, and coming up with a plan for repairs. 

Thank you for your patience, and for continuing to use the alternative route. We'll provide an update on or before Friday 29th March.

14/12/2023 13:21

Engineers have visited the site and found water run-off has caused the ground to slip again. The towpath will therefore need to remain closed until further notice.

There is a simple diversion route in place, please follow local signage.


We've had to temporarily close the towpath between Bishopton Lane Bridge and Timothy Road Bridge on the South Stratford Canal. A recent landslip has made this section of towpath unsafe, and we have taken the decision to close it immediately.

A further update, including a possible re-opening date, will be provided on or before Wednesday 13th December.