Blisworth Tunnel - Grand Union Canal


From Date: 22/12/2023 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Grand Union Canal

Starts at: Blisworth Tunnel

Ends at: Blisworth Tunnel


All wide beam boat passage through Blisworth Tunnel must be booked in advance so that the tunnel can be closed to other boat traffic.  This is managed at either end of the tunnel by colleagues or volunteers to ensure safe passage.

Passage for wide beam boats can be accommodated on a Tuesday and Thursday only, with a maximum capacity for four boats, two in either direction.  

Bookings can be made using our online booking system: Booking your passage online | Canal & River Trust ( or by phone on 0303 040 4040, selecting the option for the East Midlands region.  Passage needs to be booked 48 hours in advance online or through the regional customer support team, which is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). 

Wide beam boats must be ready at the entrance of the tunnel for 7:45am prompt. On arrival please wait for instructions from the Trust representative before proceeding through the tunnel. 

We kindly request a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for any cancellations.

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