Mix-up with Crofton and Caen Hill flights

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017

THE Kennet & Avon Canal is closed yet again, and no prizes for guessing where!

For the countless time this year the summit pound is low and the navigation was closed from locks 54 to 55 yesterday Tuesday, which of course is at Crofton.

Caen Hill

However, in it stoppage notice, CaRT tells us: 'Caen Hill pump pipeline leak repairs continue. The summit pound Lock 54 to 55 remains closed to boat traffic'!

Then it goes on to tell us

'While Caen Hill flight remains open to boat traffic, restrictions to the opening hours are likely should the levels continue to drop'.

Make of that what you will.


Crofton locks were open from 11am to 1pm today (Thursday) to allow waiting boats on to the summit pound.