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Navigation & Towpath restrictions Aire & Calder Main Line & New Junction Canal

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From Date:20/08/2021 09:30
To Date:On-going
Is the towpath closed?Yes


We are pleased to report that the Aire & Calder Navigation is open and operational Friday 20th August from 09:30hrs. There will be no need for leisure boaters to pre-book passage between Skyehouse and Pollington Locks. Through passage to and from Rawcliffe and Goole will restored.

For a short while after this date, contractors will be using work boats to install fenders and so care should be taken when travelling along this section past the breach site at New Bridge.

Navigation Restriction

Please be aware lengths of bank above and below the breach site at New Bridge have suffered extensive damage due to the breach.  Repairs are programmed to take place during 2022 and 2023.  Until the repairs are undertaken and completed, please note the following information and adhere to instructions regarding mooring:

No mooring or overnight staying in the section from:

Went Aqueduct (SE 65002 18441) and

Pollington Lock (SE 61644 19194)


Towpath Closure

For your safety due to bank damage and instability the towpath is closed from:

- Southside - Pollington No.4 Swing South Dyke Bridge to Went End Aqueduct

- Southside – Beevers’ Bridge to New Bridge