Thursday, November 10, 2011

K&A Canal Crofton closed at Froxfield

Wilton Water — low water level: Picture by Bob Naylor©
The Kennet & Avon Canal is shut to navigation at Froxfield Bottom Lock (70).  British Waterways say this is due to low water levels in Wilton Water and the action is necessary to safeguard the navigation east of the lock, which will remain open.

There is a winding hole at Froxfield that will allow boats approaching from the east to turn. 

Boats that are currently moored west of Lock 70 must phone Freephone Canals (0800 4799947) if they wish to pass through Lock 70.

This closure will remain in place until the water level in Wilton Water recovers — a natural process, dependent on rainfall and groundwater levels.

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