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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and River Severn Navigation Opening Times

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From Date:02/03/2023 00:00
To Date:03/04/2024 10:30 inclusive
Is the towpath closed?No


Opening Hours for Gloucester & Sharpness Canal & River Severn

Further to the recent consultation regarding opening hours, we are now pleased to confirm the following for the 2023 summer season: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Wednesday to Monday open 8am – 6pm Tuesday – Closed (except to pre-arranged commercial traffic) this closure includes Gloucester Lock.

River Severn Navigation River Locks open 7 days per week 8am – 6pm Please note that Bevere & Holt Locks will be available at the set times below:

Bevere: Open 8am – 9am, 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm, 5pm – 6pm Holt Open:  9:30am – 10:30am, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation. These changes are a temporary measure while we continue to recruit additional volunteer support. If you feel passionately about the waterways, please click the link below and help us deliver more bridge and lock open hours. Bridge Support Ranger: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal | Canal & River Trust (

If you are a commercial operator, and we haven't already spoken to you, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss how we can best support you.

You are welcome to contact us at  [email protected]  or 03030 404040 if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.