Winter stoppages

Each winter, we take the opportunity of reduced cruising activity to concentrate on essential repairs and maintenance to the canals. In many cases we have to close the waterway navigation and occasionally the towpath.

The second stage of our consultation on winter closures has now started. Thank you so much to those who have taken the time to add comments already to our stoppages webpage.

Anyone can include their own observations to a stoppage notice. Just use the form to highlight your chosen navigation, choose the relevant notice and follow the on-screen directions to add a comment. You can also download a PDF of all our stoppages.

This second round of consultation will extend until 3rd August. We will publish the final draft of the winter programme soon after that.

Please be aware we may have to make further changes to the winter programme to take account of unexpected works caused by the recent emergency closures in the north west. We must also be mindful of the effect the on-going weather conditions will have on our water supplies and the impact this may have on our planned works.

Download all of our proposed winter notices as a pdf

winter notices PDF