Notices and stoppages

If our canals and rivers are local to you, and you use the towpath for your daily exercise or journey to undertake essential work, please now avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath, and strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from Government. 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.


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

Flooding advice

If you're in an area affected by flooding, read our advice for walkers and boaters on staying safe during flooding.

Winter works programme 2019/2020

Our consultation on the proposed winter stoppages has now finished. The final programme of navigation closures from November to March is now published. Use the map and calendar below to see the stoppages. Or you can download a printable version here.

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.


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.

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