Hillmorton Locks failing

Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014

WE HAVE just travelled through Hillmorton Locks on the Oxford Canal. On each of the bottom and middle pair of locks, one of the pair is out of order—one with a balance beam missing and all taped off! Emma Payne tells us.

We are on our way to Liverpool, so have been paying careful attention to CaRT's stoppage page, but there is no mention of these locks being out of order.

No warning

We were so stunned to find the flight in that condition with no warning. Luckily we came through at 7pm on a Wednesday, and it was quiet!

How can we rely on a system, ie the website, when such fundamental restrictions are missing?  It could be a long way to Liverpool.