Plan your cruising with our regularly updated listings of stoppages and restrictions.
Occasionally, canals, rivers and towpaths are closed for maintenance work. We list all stoppages on British Waterways and Environment Agency navigations as soon as they are notified to us, but emergency work may cause sudden closures.So naturally I checked this page before we made our plans to black Warrior next week before heading back to Bill Fen.
I selected 'River Nene' and 'stoppages' and put in the dates 25th October to 10th November, and I got this result (which is what is still coming up as of this morning):
There are no stoppages reported at this time
NAVIGATION CLOSURE NOTICE
Section 15 Anglian Water Authority Act 1977
DATE OF ISSUE 1 October 2009
LOCATION Various River Nene Locks (see below)
TYPE OF RESTRICTION Navigation Closure
DURATION Billing Monday 2/11/09 to Sunday 29/11/09
This makes rather a big difference and looks like it will now mean a complete change of plan. Thanks to Lyn the information arrived just in time to stop us getting stuck.
So Waterscape claim to list all stoppages on BW and EA navigations as soon as they are notified to them, yet, on October 16th are still not showing stoppages announced by the EA on October 1st.
It would surely be better not to have stoppages search page on the website at all, than to have one promulgating misinformation.