Waterways and lock closures

Boating vacations rely on waterways, and even during boating season navigation may not always be possible. Disruption could be caused by a lock or bridge needing maintenance, or there may not be the right level of water to safely navigate.

Please be aware that our Base teams are expert in their cruising regions. They will also be happy to provide up to date advice on the best cruising conditions and suggested itineraries on arrival and during your cruise. With the safety and enjoyment of our Customers in mind, we may sometimes advise against navigation within a certain part of the cruising region where local conditions may be challenging at that specific point in time. Conditions continually evolve so it is not always possible to inform you of relevant conditions in advance, however please do use the information below as a guide to the current navigation restrictions in place in our boating regions. 

 

Due to government restrictions to reduce the spread of Coronavirus we have had to delay certain vacations, either because we are unable to open our bases, or because customers are unable to travel. Please check if your vacation is directly affected by Coronavirus?

No current restrictions

Due to water hazards and challenging navigation during our 2020 boating season we advise all customers who plan to visit Perth do so by cruising and mooring at Lower Beverages lock and taking a taxi to Perth.

No current restrictions

Helpful link: Environment Agency

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

No current restrictions

  • From October 21st 2019 the lockmasters in Scotland will be covering multiple locks. Please call ahead before you reach the lock, and be aware that it may take longer to pass through. 

Helpful link: Scottish Canals

Need help?

If any of the above information affects your vacation please do contact the team to discuss the options that are available to you 1-800-734-5491