Before you go by boat, bike or boot, remember to check your route.
Search for any closures (stoppages) or restrictions on our canals or rivers and find out about opening times notices and navigation advice. Simply enter the first two letters of the waterway you’re interested in. Then filter by type of notice and view notices either in a list or on the map.
The next draft of our winter stoppage programme is now available. All your comments from the first consultation have been put to our delivery teams, and some improvements and changes have been made. We now need your further comments. This second phase of consultation will run until 2 August and the final winter stoppage programme will be added to the website later in August.
Download a PDF of your waterway, for navigation information and boaters’ facilities. Note: some information may not be up-to-date, so cross reference with other available guides.
Check the dimensions of our waterways before setting off on your journey. Note: this information is only a helpful guide. Always use your own judgement and check water levels and other navigation advice first.
Our drought page explains what happens to our waterways in unusually hot spells, it includes FAQs and water saving tips for boaters.
Follow us @CRTnotices on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest notices and stoppages.
Sign up for a free account to get email updates each time there’s a new notice or stoppage. You can select which canals and rivers you want to know about and login and update your preferences whenever you like.