The River Great Ouse Navigation Conditions


Navigation Notices on the River Great Ouse:- Updated 10/02/2017

The Environment Agency

Revised lock closures 20/03/2017

Please check with the EA for closures as they often change

Hemingford Lock Closure- Reopened 20/03/2017

Houghton Lock Closure- Reopened 20/03/2017

Please note these closures are for winter works and as such the dates may change as a result of river conditions.

For more information about navigation on the River Great Ouse, and the most up to date information regarding lock closures, please call the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Waterways Team in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Floodline 0345 988 1188 / 1 / Quick dial number: 033211


Marina News & Water Levels

  • Water Levels
    14th March 2017 11am

    Water Levels generaly normal but flows are above normal so expect some stretches to be higher eg. St.Ives to Earith.

    Head Room St.Ives Lock 2.9m and Hermitage Lock 2.45m but levels are fluctuating, for Hermitage ring the lock keeper 01487 841548.

    Check lock closure notices above.

  • Marina News
    14th March 2017

    Please note that the coming weekend is the last before we crane all boats back into the water.

    Make sure all fenders and ropes are fitted by the 20/03/2017 and remind any friends.

    We will not allow access to this area on Tuesday the 21st, untill the crane has left the site and it will take us to the end of the week to get boats back onto there stages.



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