Stoppages and restricted openings
Plan your cruising with our regularly updated listings of stoppages and restrictions.
Occasionally, canals, rivers and towpaths are closed for maintenance work. We list all stoppages on Canal & River Trust navigations as soon as they are notified to us, but emergency work may cause sudden closures.
As well as stoppages for planned maintenance or emergency repairs, we list temporary restrictions (when navigations remain open with restrictions in place), towpath closures and local navigation advice. Also, for manned structures and facilities, we show opening times and booking details.
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Winter works programmeOver the past three years we have encouraged more active involvement of waterway users in planning the timetable of works by publishing our plans online and inviting feedback on them.
The 2013/2014 winter works programme has now been finalised and you can see the final plans below.
They do not update automatically when any corrections are applied to the data. For the most up to date information please select a waterway using the search facility below. These maps were last updated on 28/08/2013.
- Map B Northern waterways
- Map C North + Mids Eastern waterways
- Map D B'ham to Wirral
- Map E Birmingham area
- Map F Southern waterways