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Lock Flights

The following is a list of navigable Lock Flights. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list as many small flights have been excluded. For details of how to operate locks see Introducing Canal Boating.

Canal

Lock Flight

No of locks

Lock Numbers

Lock Width in feet

Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Tardebigge

30

Nos 29-58

7

Kennet and Avon Canal

Devizes or Caen Hill - see also Seven Wonders of the Waterways

29

Nos 22-50

13.83

Stratford upon Avon Canal

Lapworth

25

Nos 2-27 (lock 20 on branch to Grand Union

7

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Wigan

23

Nos 65-87

14

Grand Union Main Line

Hatton

21

Nos 26-46

14

BCN Main Line

Wolverhampton

21

Nos 4-24.

7

Peak Forest Canal

Marple

16

Nos 1-16

7

Stourbridge Canal

Stourbridge

16

Nos 1-16

7

Shropshire Union Main Line

Audlem Bottom Lock No 27

15

Nos 13-27

7

Basingstoke Canal

Frimley or Deepcut

14

Nos 15 - 28

13.5

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Farmers Bridge

13

Nos 1-13

7

Grand Union Northampton Branch

Rothersthorpe

13

Nos 1-13

7

Macclesfield Canal

Bosley

12

Nos 1-12

7

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

Tinsley

11

Nos 1-11

15.5

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Aston

11

Nos 14 to 24

7

Coventry Canal

Atherstone

11

Nos 1-11

7

Stratford upon Avon Canal

Wilmcote

11

Nos 40-50

7

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Curdworth

11

Nos 29-38

7

Grand Union Leicester Section

Foxton

10

Nos 8-12 and 13-17 are two staircases of 5 locks each.

7

Grand Union Main Line

Marsworth

9

Nos 37-45

14

Grand Union Main Line

Stockton

9

Nos 4-12

14

Kennet and Avon Canal

Crofton

9

Nos 55-63

13.83

Oxford Canal (Southern Section)

Napton

9

Nos 8-16

7

Rushall Canal (BCN)

Rushall Lock No 3

9

Nos 1- 9

7

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Francis

9

Nos 34-42 (East)

6.83

Grand Union Aylesbury Branch

Marsworth Lock No 6

8

Nos 1-8

7.25

Dudley Canal Line No 1

Delph

8

Nos 5-12

7

Walsall Branch Canal

Walsall

8

Nos 1-8

7

Walsall Canal

Riders Green

8

Nos 1-8

7

Grand Union Main Line

Stoke Bruerne

7

Nos 14-20

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Barrowford

7

Nos 45-51

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Johnson's Hill

7

Nos 58-64

14

Grand Union Leicester Section

Watford

7

Nos 1-7 Locks 3 -6 are a staircase.

7

Grand Union Main Line

Braunston

6

Nos 1-6

14

Grand Union Main Line

Hanwell

6

Nos 92-97

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Bank Newton

6

Nos 36-41

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Blackburn

6

Nos 52-57

14

Kennet and Avon Canal

Bath

6

Nos 7-13 Locks 8&9 have been combined.

13.83

Basingstoke Canal

Woodham

6

Nos 1-6

13.5

Grand Union Main Line

Camphill

6

Nos 52-57

7

Tame Valley Canal

Perry Bar

6

Nos 1-11

7

Titford Canal (BCN) (BCN)

Oldbury

6

Nos 1-6

7

Trent and Mersey Canal

Lawton

6

Nos 47-52

7

Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Astwood or Dodderhill

6

Nos 17-22

7

Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Offerton or Tibberton

6

Nos11-16

7

Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Stoke Prior

6

Nos 23-28

7

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Diggle

6

Nos 25-30 (West)

6.83

Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Grindley Brook

6

Nos 14-19. Staircase Locks are Nos 17-19

6.83

Grand Union Main Line

Knowle

5

Nos 47-51

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Bingley 5 Rise - see also Seven Wonders of the Waterways

5

Staircase Locks Nos 25-29

14

Kennet and Avon Canal

Seend

5

No 17-21

13.83

Basingstoke Canal

Goldsworth

5

Nos 7-11

13.5

Ashton Canal

Clayton

5

Nos 9 -13

7

Oxford Canal (Southern Section)

Claydon

5

Nos 17-21

7

Shropshire Union Main Line

Adderley

5

Nos 8-12

7

Shropshire Union Main Line

Tyrley

5

Nos 3-7

7

Grand Union Main Line

Bascote

4

Nos 14-17

14

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Llangynidr

4

Nos 3-6

10.67

Stourbridge Canal

Stourton

4

Nos 17-20

7

Stratford upon Avon Canal

Stratford

4

Nos 52-55

7

Trent and Mersey Canal

Stone

4

Nos 27-30

7

Chesterfield Canal

Forest

4

Nos 54-57

6.92

Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Hurleston

4

Nos 1-4

6.83

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Bingley 3 Rise

3

Staircase Locks Nos 22-24

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Field Staircase

3

Nos 16-18

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Kirkstall Forge

3

Staircase Locks Nos 8-10

14

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Newlay

3

Staircase Locks Nos 11-13

14

Shropshire Union Main Line

Northgate

3

Staircase Locks Nos 41-43

14

Ashton Canal

Beswick

3

Nos 5-7

7

BCN Main Line

Tipton Factory

3

Nos 1 to 3

7

Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal

Hazelhurst

3

Nos 10 -12

7

Gower Branch Canal (BCN)

Brades Hall

3

Nos 1-3

7

Old Main Line (BCN)

Smethwick

3

Nos 1-3

7

Spon Lane Locks Branch (BCN)

Spon Lane

3

 

7

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Bratch

3

Nos 23-25

7


 

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