From Date: 07/11/2016 11:00

To Date: 07/11/2016 14:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 88, Bulls Lock

Ends at: Lock 106, County Lock

Upstream winding hole: Immediately above Ham Lock (#87)

Downstream winding hole: High Bridge, Reading


07/11/2016 14:46

The navigation now open. 

Thank you for your patience during this emergency exercise. 

07/11/2016 13:27

Please be aware that this emergency exercise is being conducted on behalf of the emergency services.  The response exercise is still ongoing and we will inform you as soon as the order to “stand down” has been issued.

We apologise for any inconvenience this is currently causing and appreciate your continued patience in this matter.  We will be updating this notice on a two hourly basis until completion of this exercise.


This is a test of our emergency response system. The canal is closed to boat traffic between Bulls Lock (#88) and County Lock (#106) until further notice. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will update you as soon as possible.