Pennine Waterways News

Sunday 27 October 2013

Tree blocks Macclesfield Canal

It is reported that the Macclesfield Canal is currently blocked by a fallen tree near Royal Oak Swing Bridge (bridge 49) between Macclesfield and Bosley Locks.

Strong winds are being forecast for the next 24 hours so there is a risk of further blockages caused by fallen trees.

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Inspection delay on Rochdale

Boaters using the Rochdale Canal between Rochdale and Manchester face a short delay as Canal and River Trust staff prepare for the winter stoppages.

Lock 61 (Scowcroft Lock) on the Rochdale Canal will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 9th October) to allow an inspection to determine the work that needs to be carried out over the winter. This will require the lock chamber and tail gate area to be pumped dry.

Scowcroft Lock is near Boarshurst, between Slattocks and Irk Aqueduct. Boaters waiting to pass through should moor up above Lock 60 (Boarshurst Lock) or on the Irk Aqueduct below Lock 63. The canal will be re-opened during the afternoon.

Update Monday 14th October:
It was not possible to carry out the planned inspection on the original date. This stoppage will now take place on Friday 18th October.

Lockl 61, Scowcroft Lock on the Rochdale Canal

Thursday 3 October 2013

One day stoppage on Huddersfield Narrow

Lock 27e of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal will be closed for 24 hours tomorrow (Friday 4th October) to enable repair work to take place.

The work will begin at 8.00 am on Friday and will involve stop planks being put in place so that the head of the lock can be de-watered. Pointing work will be carried out to reduce leaks through the lock walls. The lock will remain closed until 8.00 am on Saturday to allow the pointing to harden.

The stoppage has been timed to reduce the possible impact on boaters booked to pass through Standedge Tunnel.

Any enquiries should be made to Canal and River Trust on 03030 404040.

Lock 27e, Huddersfield Narrow Canal