24hr Stoppage: Caen Hill Flight - Lock 28 to Lock 50


From Date: 25/06/2016 16:00

To Date: 26/06/2016 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock)

Ends at: Lock 28, Devizes Lock

Upstream winding hole: Devizes Wharf

Downstream winding hole: Foxhangers Wharf


26/06/2016 11:16

Thanks to concerted efforts on Saturday 25th June, we have managed to complete the repairs at the Caen Hill pumping station ahead of schedule which has enabled us to open the canal earlier than originally planned.

The canal is therefore now open again to navigation.

25/06/2016 08:57

Sorry, corrected the typo in the dates - this temporary closure is fron 16:00 SAturday 25th to 16:00 Sunday 26th.


Pipework repairs being undertaken at Caen Hill Pumping Station were due to be completed today, with the pumps being switched back on to refill the Long Pound.  However,  due to additional complications, repair works are having to be extended over the weekend. 

In order to replenish the Long Pound and allow recovery to water levels, the Trust will be closing the Caen Hill flight of locks (lock 28 to 50), for 24 hours from 4.00pm on Saturday 25th June 2016.  The Trust apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these works.