WINTER WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20

The following lock closures are planned to take place during November/December 2019 and February/March 2020

Pyrford Lock: upper lock gate replacements

08.00hrs Monday 18th November until 08.00hrs Monday 2nd December 2019

Newhaw Lock: lower lock gate replacements

08.00hrs Monday 10th February until 08.00hrs Monday 2nd March 2020

The National Trust apologises  for any inconvenience these necessary works may cause.

Work programme and schedule subject to change due to weather and flood events.  For further information please contact the Navigation Office

E: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk

T: 01483 561389

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends)

23.04.2019 – NAVIGATION RESTRICTION & TOWPATH DIVERSION – Weir Works at Bowers Lock

The Environment Agency and their contractors have started the planned works to replace EA Bowers Weir just above Bowers Lock. The works include replacing the accommodation bridge connecting towpath to lock.  The towpath above the lock to old Clay Lane Bridge and upper lock landing bay will be closed for the duration of the works which are scheduled to take 16 weeks but may take longer.

A temporary pontoon has been installed opposite the usual locking landing bay on the non towpath side to facilitate lock access and operation.  A temporary path running down the non towpath side of the navigation links the lock landing bay, lock and towpath below the lock and the towpath above at the old Clay Lane Bridge.  The route is signed.  The towpath diversion and use of temporary lock landing bay come into operation on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Passage past the weir is unaffected, although boaters are advised to proceed with caution.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

06.07.19 – NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – RAFT RACE

The Guildford Lions Raft Race is taking place today, between Millmead Lock and Stoke Bridge, from 14:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs.

The river remains open but we recommend that craft avoid navigating in this area while the race is in progress.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

14.06.19 – NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – FALLEN TREE – UPDATE

16:35 hrs – The tree has been cleared and the towpath has reopened.

11:15 hrs – There is a fallen tree across the navigation, between Pyrford Lock and Dodd’s Bridge (downstream of Pyrford Lock). The towpath is completely blocked however the navigation is passable with care.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

14.06.19 – NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – FALLEN TREE

11:15 hrs – There is a fallen tree across the navigation, between Pyrford Lock and Dodd’s Bridge (downstream of Pyrford Lock). The towpath is completely blocked however the navigation is passable with care.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

12.06.19 RIVER CONDITIONS – NORMAL

10.15hrs – The Navigation is now fully open from Godalming Wharf to Thames Lock.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

12.06.19 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS – UPDATE

09.45hrs – Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from Papercourt Lock to Walsham Gates, and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation, at this time, in these areas.

River conditions from Godalming Wharf to Papercourt Lock, and Walsham Gates to Thames Lock are normal and open for navigation.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).

12.06.19 NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – FALLEN TREE

09.40hrs – There is a fallen tree across the navigation, just downstream of Dapdune Wharf, near the railway bridge. It is passable with care.

You can also check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends).