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).

16.11.2019 River in flood – Dangerous conditions

 

Navigation remains closed between St.Catherines Lock and Millmead Lock whilst work continues to restore the water levels.

15.11.2019 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

09.30hrs Dangerous conditions to the navigation exist from Godalming Wharf  to Thames Lock and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in these areas.

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).

14.11.2019 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

10.20hrs Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from Godalming Wharf to Millmead Lock, Bowers Lock to Walsham Gates and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation, at this time, in this area.

River conditions from Millmead Lock to Bowers Lock and Town Lock 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).

14.11.19 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

08.50hrs -Dangerous conditions to the navigation exist from Triggs Lock to Worsfold Gates, and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in these areas.

River conditions from Godalming Wharf to Triggs Lock , and Worsford 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).

13.11.19 NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – FALLEN TREE – UPDATE

15.00hrs – The fallen tree across the navigation, 30m downstream of Send Church Bridge has now been cleared.

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).

13.11.19 NAVIGATION RESTRICTION- FALLEN TREE – UPDATE.

12.45hrs – The fallen tree across the navigation, near Cartbridge Basin has now been cleared.

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).

 

05.11.2019 NAVIGATION RESTRICTION – UPDATE

Navigation remains closed between Millmead and St. Catherine’s Locks while the National Trust and Guildford Borough Council continue to work together to restore the water levels.  The towpath is closed between Millmead Lock and upstream side of weir.  A short signed diversion via the footpath along A281 is in place.

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).