Gloucester & Sharpness Canal


From Date: 21/05/2016 13:00

To Date: 21/05/2016 18:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Starts at: Access, East of Gloucester Lock

Ends at: Sharpness Tidal Basin


Please be advised that the tall ships "Earl of Pembroke" and “Great Bear” will be leaving Gloucester Docks at 1.00pm and going down the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Purton.

Canal & River Trust is working with the Tall Ships crew to make the ships passage along the canal as safe as possible.  In view of this CRT is asking boaters to take particular care where they moor along the canal and boaters are also advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when tying up.

The size, manoeuvrability and stopping distance of the tall ship means it is important that their passage is not obstructed, particularly on the approach to the bridges.  Please ensure priority is given to the tall ship at all times and follow the advice of the CRT bridge keepers who will be assisting with passage.  If you have a VHF radio please keep this switched on for regular updates (Channel 74).

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.