We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Boating through Caen Hill

If you're thinking of travelling up (or down) the flight you'll need to talk to our volunteer lock keepers as Caen Hill locks are only open at certain times - check below for details...

Caen Hill lock opening times Caen Hill lock opening times

Visitor moorings

Download our new local visitor mooring maps for:

Lock keepers on duty

Our small army of volunteer lock keepers have the experience to make sure you get through the lock flight quickly and easily while conserving the water during your passage. They're on duty:

8.00am - 8.00pm in the summer

8.00am - 4.00pm in the winter

Lock opening times

Passages start at Lock 44 daily between:    
1 April to 15 September 8.00am – 5.00pm clear by 8.00pm
16 September to 30 September 8.00am – 4.00pm clear by 7.00pm
1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018 8.00am – 1.00pm clear by 4.00pm

Please note: no mooring between locks 44 and 29.

Welcome boat opening times

For local information, leaflets, guides and a jolly good boater's yarn, remember to stop by 'Admiral', our welcome boat. Usually moored in the Top Lock Cafe pound, our volunteers are generally available:

Wednesdays to Sundays - 10.00am - 3.00pm. 

Boating facilities

Caen Hill Marina at the bottom of the flight near Foxhangers, has a selection of boating facilities and services.

Last date edited: 18 September 2017