Notices and stoppages

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.

Winter works programme 2019/2020

Have your say about our winter works programme for 2019/2020. Please add your comments about a particular stoppage in the box at the bottom of the stoppage notice. The first round of consultation runs until Friday 14 June. We’ll then publish a second draft of the winter programme with a further consultation finishing in early August. The final winter stoppage programme will be on the website shortly afterwards.

Boaters' guides

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.

Dimensions

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.

Lack of water

Our drought page explains what happens to our waterways in unusually hot spells, it includes FAQs and water saving tips for boaters.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us @CRTnotices on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest notices and stoppages.

Sign up for updates

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.

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