THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOAT OWNERS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Canal & River Trust

Popular locks

CRT has released its annual boat movement report for 2017, which shows that the South East, North Wales & Borders and the West Midlands waterways remain the most popular cruising areas. The total recorded lockage in 2017 was 2.6% lower than in 2016, with the busiest site at the paired locks at Hillmorton on the Oxford Canal, with 9,552 lockages. New Marton Lock on the Llangollen Canal was the next busiest with 8,831 lockages in 2017, a decrease of 3% on the previous year. The least used lock was Lock 1, Belan, on the Montgomery Canal with 70 lockages. Full details can be found at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/35365-annual-lockage-report-2017.pdf?v=939805

Waterway

Average 2016 lockage

Average 2017 lockage

South East

4032

3956

North Wales & Borders

3634

3528

West Midlands

3375

3230

London

2787

2744

Kennet & Avon

2890

2697

South Wales & Severn

2031

1982

Manchester, Pennines & Potteries

1650

1644

North West

1320

1307

East Midlands

934

920

North East

897

905

There is also a lockage map on page 5 at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/35365-annual-lockage-report-2017.pdf?v=939805