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.

Our consultation on winter closures has now ended. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to post their thoughts on the upcoming stoppage programme.

You can search through the winter stoppages using the search facility on our notices page. You can also download a PDF from this page or view a map showing all of the stoppages at once.

A challenging year

This year the planning of our winter programme has been challenging. We have a huge amount of work to undertake during the winter months. The unexpected emergency closures and water supply shortages this summer have added to the complexity.

This may mean some further changes to our winter programme. We will aim to minimise these changes so that you can continue to plan your winter cruising routes. We will also inform you of any updates as soon as we can, through our website notice system. If you haven’t done so already, we would recommend you sign up for notice updates.

Downloadable maps

We hope to be in a position to provide you with downloadable maps showing stoppages for individual regions soon. In the meantime the best way to search for stoppages in your area is to use the search tool on /notices.

Download a complete list of all the planned notices occurring this winter as a pdf

(note this document updates automatically once a day)

winter notices PDF