Confirmed stoppages and restrictions

 

Brickyard Double Locks (30 & 31)  –  15th October to 5th November
A navigation closure is required to carry out the replacement of the bottom gates.
It may be necessary to close the towpath for short periods during these works to ensure the public’s safety. Signage on site will provide further information.
Please be aware the start date of this closure is outside our published Winter Stoppage period.
To see the C&RT notice, click here.

 

Milestone Lock (29)  –  12th November to 3rd December
A closure is required to carry out the replacement of the bottom lock gates.
Please be aware it may be necessary to close the towpath for short periods during these works to ensure the public’s safety. Signage on site will provide further information.
To see the C&RT notice, click here.

 

West Stockwith Lock and Floodgate (65)  –  26th November to 10th December
The Environment Agency will be pressure-testing the tidal/flood gates at West Stockwith by pumping water in between stop planks and the closed gates.
A navigation closure is required.
The Canal & River Trust will replace two life-expired powerpacks at Lock 65, once the testing has been completed.
To see the C&RT notice, click here.

 

Thorpe Low Treble Locks (26, 27 & 28)  –  7th January to 4th February
A closure is required to carry out the replacement of Lock 27 bottom gates, Lock 28 bottom gates and Lock 26 top gates.
Please be aware it may be necessary to close the towpath for short periods during these works to ensure the public’s safety. Signage on site will provide further information.
To see the C&RT notice, click here.

 

Weed growth notice from Canal & River Trust
Each year, especially during the summer months, we experience weed on the Chesterfield Canal that can create problems for boats using the navigation. The growth of weed is a result of the nutrients within the water and the amount of sunlight and some flows in from the numerous watercourses that join the Canal and so to a large extent we have little control of how much weed is present on the canal. We use weed boats to remove this weed, typically from May through to September, and place it on the banks of the Canal. Despite these approaches, navigation may be affected from time to time but please be assured that we will do our best with the resource we have available to manage the weed. Please report any sightings of weed growth to enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk.
To see the C&RT notice, click here.

 

 

To find the Chesterfield Canal stoppage page on the C&RT website, please click here.