Lock opening times

The canal does not have a major water source so there is a need to conserve water which means that we have to manage lock usage. 

This includes setting opening and closing times so that gates can be sealed after the last boat has gone through each day. 

You must book in advance to pass through the locks.

Locks Days operational Boats enter at               Boats clear by 
Woodham Flight
Locks 1 to 6 
Saturday and Sunday
Tuesday and Thursday
9.30am 1.30pm
St. Johns Flight
Locks 7 to 11
Saturday and Sunday
Tuesday and Thursday
9am 3pm
Brookwood and Deepcut Flight
Locks 12 to 28
Monday, Wednesday and Friday Upstream: 9am
Downstream: 9.30am
Ash Lock 29 Always open Any time subject to water levels

Check for any planned closures and works

How to book

To book a passage phone the Canal Centre on 01252 370073 by 3pm on the working day before you intend to go through. Any boats arriving after the locking times will have to wait until the next open day.

Between October and March the office is closed at weekends so you must call the office by 3pm on the Friday if you wish to come onto the canal at the weekend.