Movement of wide-beam boats between Braunston Junction and Hillmorton Locks on the North Oxford Canal
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|From Date:||16/02/2021 13:00|
|Is the towpath closed?||No|
Managing the safe movement of wide beam boats on the North Oxford Canal
The North Oxford Canal between Braunston Junction and Hillmorton Locks is a narrow canal, not designated for wide-beam craft. However, wide-beam craft access to and from Dunchurch Pools and Barby Moorings is permitted, in a single journey (i.e. not mooring on the towpath or offside between Braunston and Hillmorton Locks).
Boaters with wide-beam craft planning travel on the North Oxford Canal, to or from Dunchurch Pools or Barby Moorings, should notify [email protected] one week ahead (where possible*) of the boat movement with the following information:
*If you are unable to give a week’s notice, please email the West Midlands team as soon as possible so that they can make others aware of wide-beam craft movement on the north Oxford canal
Planned wide-beam boat movements on the north Oxford will be published on the Trust’s notices and stoppages web page.
The maximum craft dimensions for boats on the canal are:
Length 21.96m (72ft)
Beam 2.13m (7ft’)**
Draught 1.09m (3ft 7’’)
** subject to the above exemption for access
|Closest waterway:||Oxford Canal|
|Starts at:||Bridge 93/94, Braunston Junction|
|Ends at:||Lock 7, Hillmorton Top Lock (Os)|