Guidance

River Thames: restrictions and closures

Navigation on the River Thames may be restricted or closed in certain areas. Find out where and when these restrictions and closures are.

Before boating on the River Thames, you should check the current river conditions.

When Where  What’s happening
16 June 2024 until further notice Benson Lock Navigation through the lock is currently available by handwinding only.
23 April 2024 until further notice Caversham reach Submerged boat reported in central third of navigation channel, just upstream of St Mary’s Island. Boaters should navigate with caution and avoid using middle of the navigation at this location.
20 April 2024 Until further notice Whitchurch head lock cut Obstruction to navigation above head gates. Boaters should navigate with caution when entering or exiting the upstream lock cut.
1 October 2023 until further notice Teddington Launch Lock Lock is closed for repairs to lock walls, gate ram trench and areas of the lock side.
Until further notice Clifton weir stream Shoal reported downstream of The Plough public house. Boaters are advised not to navigate up Clifton weir stream.
Until further notice Canal Bridge, Radcot A vehicle has damaged Canal Bridge, where Radcot Road A4095 crosses the River Thames. Please be cautious of falling debris if navigating near the bridge.
Until further notice Boulters Lock Gates on the pedestal side do not open fully. Width of the tail gates is restricted to no more than 5.5 metres (18’). Please use caution when entering and exiting the lock.

River closures: updated 17 June 2024

There are currently no river closures planned.

River restrictions: updated 13 June 2024

When Where What’s happening
Monday 25 March to Monday 17 June 2024 Hambleden reach Henley Royal Regatta 2024 course construction: boaters travelling downstream should use left, Berkshire/Remenham side of the river within the regatta course. Boaters travelling upstream should use the right, Buckinghamshire/Fawley Court side of the river.
Monday 17 June 2024 6am to 6am on Tuesday 2 July 2024 Hambleden reach Henley Royal Regatta practice and Henley Women’s Regatta 2024: the navigation channel for river traffic will be on the Buckinghamshire bank, Fawley Court side of the river.
Sunday 23 June 2024 7am to 7:45am Marsh reach Wargrave Sprint Triathlon 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Oxfordshire, Shiplake side of the river.
Sunday 23 June 2024 8am to 7pm Sonning reach Thames Valley Park Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the right, non-towpath side of the river.
Sunday 23 June 2024 10am to 3pm Iffley and Sandford reaches Falcon Boat Club Haslar Race 2024: there will be no racing channels set up, kayaks are to navigate the river correctly and safely whilst being aware of other river users.
Saturday 29 June 2024 8am to 7pm Sonning reach Reading Town Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the right, non-towpath side of the river.
Sunday 30 June 2024 4am to 7am Hambleden reach Henley Classic Swim 2024: the navigation channel for river traffic will be on the Buckinghamshire, Fawley Court, right side of the regatta course.
Tuesday 2 July to Sunday 7 July 2024 Hambleden reach Henley Royal Regatta 2024: the Regatta takes place between Henley Bridge and downstream of Temple Island. Large numbers of boats of all types will be in the vicinity and your co-operation would be appreciated when passing through the Reach.
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2024 Teddington reach National Sea Scout Regatta and RNLI 200 Anniversary Parade 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right hand side of the river.
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July 2024 Hambleden reach Henley Masters Regatta 2024: during the stated times, no unauthorised boats can navigate within the regatta course booms on the Berkshire side of the river.
Saturday 13 July 2024 9am to 5pm Sunbury reach Thames Valley Skiff Club Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right side of the river.
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2024 8am to 7pm Teddington reach Kingston Amateur Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Surrey, left side of the river.
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2024 9am to 5pm Caversham reach Reading Canoe Club National Marathon 2024: throughout this weekend, between Caversham, Reading and Mapledurham Lock, it is likely you will encounter canoeists participating in the National Canoe Marathon.
Sunday 14 July 2024 6am to 11am Marlow reach The One on the River Triathlon 2024 Marlow: the navigation channel will be on the Marlow, Buckinghamshire side of the river.
Sunday 14 July 2024 8am to 4:30pm Hambleden reach Henley Swim Festival 2024: the navigation channel for river traffic will be on the Buckinghamshire Bank, Fawley Court side of the river. All traffic should pass to the Bucks Bank, Fawley Court side of Temple Island.
Sunday 14 July 2024 8:30am to 5pm Sonning reach Southern Area Sea Cadets Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the right, Oxfordshire/non-towpath side of the river.
Monday 15 July to Friday 23 August 2024 Hambleden reach Deconstruction of the Henley Royal Regatta course 2024: boats travelling downstream should navigate within the regatta course from the regatta finish to the barrier. Boats travelling upstream should navigate on the Buckinghamshire bank/Fawley side of the regatta course.
Monday 15 to Tuesday 23 July 2024 Hambleden reach Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2024: the navigation channel for both upstream and downstream traffic will be on the Remenham, left side of the river, along the Henley Royal Regatta course.
Saturday 20 July 2024 9am to 4pm Teddington reach Hampton Court and Dittons Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right side of the river.
Saturday 20 July 2024 9am to 5pm Teddington reach Royal Canoe Club Royal Sprint Regatta: the navigation channel will be on the Surrey, left side of the river.
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024 Molesey reach Molesey Amateur Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right side of the river (including the Middlesex channel around Platt’s Eyot).
Sunday 21 July 2024 9am to 4:30pm Teddington reach Kingston Dragon Boat Festival 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right side of the river.
Saturday 27 July 2024 6am to 6:30pm Shepperton reach Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta 2024: the navigation channel will be on the Surrey, left side of the river.

Planned lock closures: updated 3 April 2024

The Environment Agency carries out a programme of works on the River Thames every year between October and the end of March. This results in the closure of a number of locks sometimes for relatively long periods.

The first issue of the programme is published in August each year. This is so that river users can plan their winter cruising and boat movements well in advance.

This programme of work is subject to change, due to weather and other circumstances. Revised issues of the programme of works are published throughout the winter, so river users can keep up to date. To receive this information, sign up to the email update service.

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Published 12 February 2020
Last updated 17 June 2024 + show all updates
  1. Days Lock has been repaired and public power is now available.

  2. Out of date notices removed (Monday 17 June 2024).

  3. River Thames: restrictions and closures updated for Sunday 16 June 2024. Benson Lock currently only navigable by handwinding.

  4. River Thames: restrictions and closures updated Saturday 15 June 2024. Navigation issue in Hurley reach now resolved.

  5. Navigation channel partially blocked by loose boat upstream of Hurley Lock. Large vessels may not be able to pass. We will update this page when the situation changes.

  6. Navigation through Days Lock is now available by handwinding only.

  7. Update to navigation issues. Days Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding if a lock keeper is unavailable.

  8. River Thames restrictions and closures updated for Thursday 13 June 2024. Engineers to attend Day's Lock on Friday 14 June 2024. New start date for the deconstruction of Henley Royal Regatta course - Monday 15 July 2024.

  9. Days Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  10. New restriction notices for Wargrave Boating Club Regatta 2024 (Sun 14 Jul) and Royal Canoe Club Royal Sprint Regatta 2024 (Sat 20 Jul).

  11. New restriction notice for Royal Canoe Club Royal Marathon (Sun 16 Jun 2024).

  12. Temple footbridge obstruction removed from navigation issues.

  13. Out of date notices removed.

  14. Out of date notice removed.

  15. New restriction notices for Thames events in July 2024.

  16. New restriction notices for Henley Royal Regatta 2024 (Tues 2 - Sun 7 Jul), Henley Masters Regatta 2024 (Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jul), and Deconstruction of the Henley Royal Regatta course 2024 (Tues 30 Jul to Fri 23 Aug).

  17. Update to navigation issues. Teddington Barge Lock is no longer handwind only.

  18. River Thames: restrictions and closures second update for Monday 3 June 2024. Teddington Barge lock is on handwind only. Please expect delays.

  19. Whitchurch Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  20. Out of date notices removed.

  21. Whitchurch Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  22. New restriction notices for Battle of the Thames SUP Polo 2024 (Sat 8 Jun) and Henley Royal Regatta practice and Henley Women's Regatta 2024 (Mon 17 Jun - Tues 2 Jul).

  23. Out of date notices removed.

  24. Navigation issues update: Caversham reach is now open for navigation.

  25. Caversham reach is currently closed until further notice due to an ongoing police incident. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  26. 24 May until further notice . Temple Bridge. Right hand arch going upstream has a submerged obstruction causing a navigation hazard. Navigate with caution.

  27. Out of date event notices removed.

  28. Hambleden Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  29. Hambleden Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  30. New closure and restriction notices for River Thames events in June 2024.

  31. New restriction notice for Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Processional Skiff Event (Saturday 18 May 2024).

  32. Update to navigation issues. Teddington Barge Lock is no longer handwind only. Out of date restriction notice removed.

  33. New restriction notice for Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Long Distance Paddle 2024 (Sunday 12 May).

  34. Update to navigation issues. Tree obstructing main downstream navigation arch at Cookham Bridge has now been removed. Bridge arches open for clear navigation.

  35. Update to navigation issues. The tree obstructing the main downstream navigation arch of Cookham Bridge is scheduled to be removed Thursday 9 May 2024. Boaters should use other arches and approach with caution as works are underway.

  36. Abingdon Lock has now been repaired. Public power is available when a lock keeper is unavailable. 

  37. Abingdon Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding if a lock keeper is unavailable. We will update this webpage when public power is available again. Teddington Barge Lock is handwind only, please expect delays.

  38. New restriction notices for Rowing On and Summer Eights (Saturday 18 May and Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 May 2024), Maidenhead Junior Regatta (Sunday 19 May 2024), and The One on the River Triathlon (Sunday 26 May 2024).

  39. Update to navigation issues. Submerged obstruction at Teddington barge lock tail end now removed.

  40. Update to navigation issues. Tree obstruction removed from Bray head lock cut.

  41. New restriction notices for Thames Ditton Regatta 2024 (Saturday 18 May) and Elmbridge Canoe Club Sprint Regatta 2024 (Saturday 25 May).

  42. Submerged boat reported in central third of navigation channel, just upstream of St Mary's Island, Caversham reach. Boaters should navigate with caution and avoid using middle of the navigation at this location.

  43. Update to navigation issues: Pontoons removed from Cookham Bridge. However, a tree is currently obstructing the downstream navigation arch.

  44. New restriction notice for Isis Spring League 2024 (Sunday 28 April).

  45. Out of date notices removed.

  46. 21 April 2024 until further notice | Teddington barge lock tail end | Submerged obstruction. Navigation hazard at tail end of barge lock and in to channel. Navigate with caution when entering or exciting the barge lock.

  47. Whitchurch Lock. Obstruction Above head gates. Navigation hazard. Navigate with caution.

  48. Update to navigation issues. A tree has been reported obstructing the upstream lock cut at Bray Lock. Boaters should navigate on the layby side of the lock cut to avoid the tree.

  49. Repairs to Days Lock have been completed. River closure notice removed.

  50. Update to navigation issues. Sonning Lock has been repaired.

  51. Sonning lock is currently closed until further notice. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  52. New river closure notice for Days Lock breakdown - Wednesday 10 April 2024 until further notice. Out of date notice removed.

  53. Amendment to navigation issues. The main downstream navigation arch of Cookham Bridge is obstructed, boaters should use other arches with caution.

  54. New restriction notice for Abingdon Spring Head Regatta 2024 (Sun 14 April).

  55. Navigation issues updated. Navigation under Cookham Bridge is currently blocked by pontoons that have come adrift. These will be removed when river conditions allow. Out of date river restriction notices removed.

  56. New restriction notice for Phyllis Court Club Spring Time Trial (Sun 7 April 2024).

  57. Bray Lock repairs river closure notice added. Out of date notice removed.

  58. Out of date notices removed.

  59. New event notice for Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2024 (Saturday 30 March to Monday 1 April).

  60. Update to planned lock closures. Works to repair Hambleden Lock have been completed.

  61. New restriction notice for City of Oxford Bumps 2024 (Sun 21 April). Out of date notice removed.

  62. New restriction notice added for Teddington Lock Cut Footbridge repairs (Thursday 11 April to Friday 12 April 2024).

  63. Update to planned lock closures October 2023 to March 2024.

  64. New restriction notice for Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club Long Distance Paddle (Sunday 7 April 2024).

  65. New restriction notice added for Henley Royal Regatta 2024 course construction (Mon 25 Mar - Mon 17 Jun 2024). Cancelled event removed - Kingston Head of the River Race (Sat 16 Mar 2024). Out of date notices removed.

  66. River closure notice: Sunbury Lock will be closed from 8am Monday 11 March to 5pm Tuesday 12 March 2024 for essential repairs.

  67. Out of date notice removed.

  68. Update to river closures. Works to repair Chertsey Lock have been completed.

  69. New closure notices for Botley Road Bridge repairs (Fri 1 Mar - Thurs 28 Mar 2024) and Kingston Head of the River Race (Sat 16 Mar 2024).

  70. Out of date notice removed.

  71. Scheduled works to Bell Weir Lock (Mon 19 February to Fri 15 Mar 2024) will no longer be undertaken at this time. The lock is open for navigation. Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head cancelled due to river conditions (Sat 24 Feb 2024).

  72. River closure added for Reading University Head of the River Race on Saturday 2 March 2024.

  73. Molesey Head Races (Saturday 17 February 2024) cancelled due to dangerous river conditions.

  74. New start date for Bell Weir Lock repairs - Monday 19 February to Friday 15 March 2024.

  75. Henley Fours and Eights Head Race cancelled for Saturday 17 February 2024.

  76. New restriction notice for Henley Fours and Eights Head Race (Sat 17 Feb 2024).

  77. Out of date notice removed.

  78. Update to navigation issues. Submerged boat in Teddington reach now removed from the navigation channel.

  79. Out of date notices removed.

  80. Goring Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  81. Goring Lock is currently closed outside of lock keeper hours for emergency repairs. Contractors will visit the the site to conduct repairs tomorrow, Friday 2 February 2024.

  82. Weybridge Winter Head event cancelled - Saturday 27 January 2024.

  83. New closure notices for Hampton Head (Sat 3 Feb 2024), Molesey Head Races (Sat 17 Feb 2024), Bell Weir Lock repairs (Thurs 22 Feb - Fri 15 Mar 2024). New restriction notice for Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head (Sat 24 Feb 2024).

  84. River Thames lock closures - update to Investment Programme 23-24 winter closures.

  85. Abingdon Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  86. Abingdon Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers are currently on site. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  87. River Thames lock closures - update to Investment Programme 2023 to 2024 winter closures.

  88. Caversham Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  89. Caversham Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  90. New restriction notice for Weybridge Winter Head (Sat 27 Jan 2024).

  91. Windsor Railway Bridge repairs have now been completed. There is no restriction to the channel under the bridge.

  92. Teddington Barge Lock has been repaired and is now open for boats.

  93. Walton Small Boats Head (Sat 9 Dec 2023) cancelled due to river conditions.

  94. Teddington Barge Lock power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding. We will update this webpage when power is available again.

  95. Teddington Barge Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  96. Teddington Barge Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. No passage through Teddington is possible at this time. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  97. Out of date notice removed.

  98. Out of date notices removed on Friday 24 November 2023.

  99. Michaelmas Novice Regatta (Wed 22 - Fri 24 Nov and Sat 25 Nov 2023) and Hampton Small Boats Head (Sat 25 Nov 2023) cancelled due to river conditions.

  100. Teddington Head (Sat 18 Nov 2023) cancelled due to river conditions.

  101. River Thames lock closures - investment programme October 2023 to March 2024 updated.

  102. Correction to Navigation Issues. Partially submerged boat reported, approximately 100 metres downstream of Thames Ditton Island on the Hampton Court, right hand side of the river. Please use caution when navigating through this stretch of the river.

  103. Update to navigation issues. Partially submerged boat reported, approximately 100 metres downstream of Thames Ditton Island on the Hampton Court, left hand side of the river. Please use caution when navigating through this stretch of the river.

  104. New date for continued work on Windsor Railway Bridge (Mon 13 Nov - Fri 15 Dec 2023)

  105. Henley Sculls Head Race cancelled due to river conditions (Sat 11 Nov 23).

  106. Kingston Small Boats Head cancelled due to river conditions (Sat 11 Nov 2023).

  107. New restriction notice for Walton Small Boats Head (Sat 9 Dec 2023).

  108. Update to Bell Weir Lock closure notice. Bell Weir Lock will remain closed on Monday 6 November. The lock will then be open for navigation outside the hours of 7:30am to 5:30pm from Tuesday 7 to Friday 17 November 2023.

  109. Autumn 4's cancelled due to strong stream conditions (Sun 5 Nov).

  110. Updated notice for Teddington Lock cut footbridge works (Mon 4 Sept 23 - Fri 2 Feb 24).

  111. Update to planned lock closures. Due to the current River Thames stream conditions, planned lock closures at Sandford, Shiplake, Marsh, Hambleden, Bray and Boveney have been postponed until 13 November 2023 at the earliest. This page will be updated with further information as soon as possible.

  112. Update to Navigation Issues. Maintenance works to Staines Railway Bridge from Friday 27 October to Tuesday 14 November 2023. Please be cautious of falling debris if navigating near the bridge.

  113. New restriction notices for Isis Winter League (Sun 29 Oct, Sun 26 Nov 2023, Sun 21 Jan, Sun 4 Feb and Sun 18 Feb 2024), Old Gasworks Bridge works (Mon 30 Oct 2023 - Mon 25 Mar 2024), , Autumn 4's (Sun 5 Nov 2023), and Michaelmas Novice Regatta (Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2023). Upper Thames Autumn Head 2023 has been cancelled and removed from the page.

  114. Iffley and Osney Lock are now open to boat traffic following safe resolution of Police incident near Folly Bridge.

  115. New closure notices for Bell Weir Lock repairs 2023 (Mon 6 - Fri 17 Nov), Kingston Small Boats Head 2023 (Sat 11 Nov), Teddington Head 2023 (Sat 18 Nov), Hampton Small Boats Head 2023 (Sat 25 Nov), Royal Canoe Club 10@10 2023 (Sun 26 Nov). New Restriction notice for Henley Sculls Head Race 2023 (Sat 11 Nov).

  116. Iffley Lock and Osney Lock locks will be open at 8am today following safe resolution of the Police incident near Folly Bridge.

  117. Osney and Iffley Locks have been closed to Navigation due to a police incident nearby.

  118. New restriction notice for Windsor Railway Bridge repairs (Fri 13 Oct - Fri 17 Nov).

  119. Hambleden Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  120. Hambleden Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  121. Marlow Lock has now been repaired. Public power is available when a lock keeper is unavailable.

  122. Sunday 1 October 2023 until further notice | Marlow Lock | Marlow lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  123. Sunday 1 October 2023 until further notice | Marlow Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  124. New restriction notices for The One on The River Triathlon (Sat 30 Sept 2023), Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Regatta (Sat 30 Sept 2023), and Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head (Sat 21 Oct 2023).

  125. Update to Chertsey Lock breakdown. Chertsey Lock will open between 9am and 6pm on 5 October 2023 and 6 October 2023 for emergency access only. Please see notice for more information on how to register interest in emergency access.

  126. Chertsey Lock is now closed for passage. Please see the river closure notice for more details.

  127. Chertsey Lock breakdown: river closure notice added. All river users are advised to make all necessary boat moves through Chertsey Lock in Lock Keeper service hours prior to 6pm Sunday 24 September 2023.

  128. Chertsey Lock public power is currently unavailable. The lock is closed outside of Lock Keeper service hours of 9am to 6pm.

  129. Chertsey Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding if a lock keeper is unavailable. Please note that from the end of Lock Keeper service on Sunday 24 September Chertsey Lock will be closed until further notice. During this time contractors will make a full assessment of the repairs required. Please ensure you make all necessary boat moves prior to the end of Lock Keeper service on Sunday 24 September.

  130. New restriction notices added for Reading Small Boats Head (Sat 7 Oct. 2023), Royal Outrigger Canoe Club (Sun 8 Oct. 2023), Weybridge Silver Sculls Regatta (Sat 14 Oct. 2023), Royal Canoe Club Paddling Challenge (Sat 14 Oct. 2023), and Upper Thames Autumn Head (Sun 29 Oct. 2023).

  131. Isis Sculls Head Race river restriction notice added, Saturday 16 September 2023, 9am to 6pm.

  132. Iffley Lock has now been repaired. Public power is available when a lock keeper is unavailable.

  133. Halfpenny Bridge repairs river restriction notice added. Tuesday 5 September to 1 November 2023, 8am to 5pm.

  134. Due to a technical fault, the removal of the the temporary bridge for Reading Festival will take place Tuesday 5 September 2023 from 7pm to midnight. Expect delays to navigation in Caversham reach of approximately 30 minutes whilst the bridge is dismantled.

  135. Iffley Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding if a lock keeper is unavailable. We will update this webpage when public power is available again.

  136. New date for the removal of Reading Festival Temporary Bridge (Monday 4 September 2023).

  137. Hambleden Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  138. New restriction notice for Thames Punting Club Championships 2023 (Sat 9 Sept.) and out of date notice removed.

  139. Navigation issues: updated 27 August 2023. Hambledon Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  140. Chertsey Lock is now open to boat traffic after temporary repairs completed. To prolong the lifespan of these repairs, there may be small delays when passing through the lock. Permanent repairs expected after the bank holiday weekend. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  141. Chertsey Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers will be on site shortly. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible. The fallen tree in Bell Weir reach has been removed and the navigation channel is now clear.

  142. Update to Navigation Issues. Shoal reported downstream of The Plough public house. Boaters are advised not to navigate up Clifton weir stream.

  143. New restriction notices for Regatta for the Disabled, Henley (Sat 2 Sept 2023) and Wargrave Boating Club Regatta (Sun 10 Sept 2023).

  144. New restriction notice for Metropolitan Police Rowing Club Regatta 2023 (Fri 22 Sept).

  145. Updated notice for Teddington Footbridge repairs (new date Mon 4 September - Fri 17 November 2023).

  146. River Thames lock closures - investment programme October 2023 to March 2024 added.

  147. Whitchurch Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  148. Update to Navigation Issues. Tree obstruction in Marsh reach now removed.

  149. New restriction notices for September added - Cookham Regatta (Sat 2 Sept), The Skiff Club Regatta (Sat 2 Sept), SUP World Series Polo Tournament (Sat 9 Sept), and Dittons Skiff and Punting Club Regatta (Sat 23 Sept).

  150. Whitchurch Lock is currently closed until further notice. Engineers have assessed the fault and are progressing with emergency repairs. This page will be updated as soon as further information is available.

  151. Whitchurch Lock is currently closed for emergency repair until further notice. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  152. Out of date event notices removed.

  153. Bell Weir Lock has been repaired and is now open to boat traffic.

  154. Bell Weir Lock is currently closed for emergency repairs. Engineers are currently on site. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  155. New notice for a temporary river closure and reduced service across all non-tidal lock sites for Nik Vallely's funeral (Fri 28 July 2023).

  156. Bell Weir Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding if a lock keeper is unavailable. We will update this webpage when public power is available again.

  157. Out of date event notices removed.

  158. Day's Lock has now been fixed. Public power is available when a lock keeper is unavailable.

  159. Days Lock public power is currently unavailable. You can use the lock by handwinding. We will update this webpage when public power is available again.

  160. New restriction notice for Maidenhead Rowing Club Regatta (Sat 5 Aug 2023).

  161. New restriction notice for Staines Amateur Regatta (Sat 22 & Sun 23 July 2023).

  162. New closure and restriction notices for August 2023.

  163. New navigation issue in the Marsh reach (fallen tree) on 8 July 2023.

  164. New restriction notices for structural surveys to Folly and Wallingford Bridges (Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 July 2023).

  165. River restriction notice added for Blakes Lock weir stream portage closure Monday 10 July to Friday 18 August 2023.

  166. Update to navigation issues. Marsh Lock has been repaired and has now reopened to boat traffic.

  167. Update to navigation issues. Marsh Lock is currently closed for navigation. Engineers are currently on site to conduct repairs. We will update this page with further information as soon as possible.

  168. Osney Lock and Marlow Lock now open to navigation again. Out of date notices removed.

  169. Emergency river closure at Marlow Lock from 26 June 2023 until further notice.

  170. Osney Lock closed Sunday 25 June 2023 for emergency repairs. Sunbury Lock now available for passage outside of working hours.

  171. Update to Navigation Issues. Osney and Sunbury Locks are only in service when staffed by a lock keeper until further notice. Passage through the lock outside of working hours will not be possible.

  172. New restriction notice for Wargrave Boating Club Regatta (Sat 15 July 2023).

  173. Update to Navigation Issues table. Whitchurch Lock is now open after repairs.

  174. Update to Navigation Issues 22 June 2023. Whitchurch Lock is closed due to a hydraulic leak. Contractors are currently on site to repair.

  175. New restriction notices for Henley Music Festival (Mon 3 July to Sun 9 July 2023) and Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta (Sat 29 July 2023).

  176. New restrictions notices added for river events in July 2023.

  177. River Thames: restrictions and closures updated Wednesday 14 June. Temple Lock closure notice removed, lock is now open.

  178. River Thames: restrictions and closure updated Tuesday 13 June. River closure notice added for Temple Lock closure 2023.

  179. Out of date notices removed.

  180. River Thames: restrictions and closures updated Monday 5 June 2023. Fallen tree causing obstruction to navigation in Bell Weir Reach. Cookham reach tree obstruction notice removed.

  181. New notice added for Monday 12 June 2023.

  182. New restriction notices for Sonning Regatta 2023 (Sat 3 June), Battle of the Thames SUP World Series 2023 (Sat 17 June), and Oxford Scouts Aquacamp 2023 (Sat 17 and Sun 18 June).

  183. A vehicle has damaged Canal Bridge, where Radcot Road A4095 crosses the River Thames. Please be cautious of falling debris if navigating near the bridge.

  184. New restriction notices for Oriel Regatta 2023 (Sat 10 June 2023) and Human Race Windsor Triathlon 2023 (Sun 11 June 2023).

  185. New restriction notice for Sunbury Skiff Club Head and Desborough Challenge 2023 (Sat 3 June 2023).

  186. New closure and restriction notices for June events on the River Thames.

  187. New restriction notice for Elmbridge Canoe Club Sprint Regatta 2023 (Sat 13 May).

  188. New restriction notice for Nuneham Railway Viaduct Southern bridge abutment repairs (Fri 5 May to Mon 31 July 2023).

  189. River Thames current conditions updated for Tuesday 2 May 2023. Caversham and Penton Hook Locks are now operational.

  190. River Thames: restrictions and closures updated for Sunday 30 April 2023. Until further notice | Caversham Lock| closed until further notice Until further notice | Penton Hook | on hand wind until further notice.

  191. New restriction notice for Thames Ditton Regatta 2023 (Sat 13 May).

  192. The Investment Programme of work causing lock closures between 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 is complete.

  193. New restriction notices for Abingdon Lock Head layby (Thu 27 April 2023), The King's Coronation Concert (Fri 5 May to Mon 8 May 2023), Maidenhead Junior Regatta (Sun 14 May 2023), and Rowing On and Summer Eights (Sat 20 May, Sun 21 May, and Wed 24 to Sat 27 May 2023).

  194. Updated 16.00, 24 April 2023. Teddington Lock is fully operational following a closure due to a mechanical issue.

  195. Navigation issue: Teddington Lock is currently closed due to a technical issue. Passage is not possible through Teddington Locks until further notice.

  196. Marlow Spring Regatta (Sat 29 April 2023) notice removed as the event has been cancelled due to river levels.

  197. River restriction notice for Nuneham Railway Viaduct repairs (Thurs 6 April to Fri 5 May 2023).

  198. New restriction notices for Abingdon Dragon Boat Racing (Sun 14 May 2023), Walton and Weybridge Regatta (Sat 20 May 2023), Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club Skiff Race (Sat 20 May 2023), and One on the River Triathlon (Sun 28 May and Sun 9 July 2023).

  199. New restriction notice for Marlow Spring Regatta (Sat 29 April 2023).

  200. New restriction notice for City of Oxford Bumps (Sun 23 April 2023).

  201. River restriction notice added for Tuesday 21 March to Thursday 23 March 2023. River Thames Scheme riverbed sampling, Teddington reach.

  202. New restriction notice for Kingston Road Bridge overhead repair works (Tues 20 March to Fri 14 April 2023). Out of date notices removed.

  203. Update to Navigation Issues. Blake's Lock portage closure notice removed. Please find notice on River Thames: locks and facilities for boaters page.

  204. Update to navigation issues. Channel obstruction warning immediately downstream of Romney lock cut on the Old Windsor reach.

  205. Navigation issues updated. Blake's lock canoe portage closed Tuesday 21 March to Friday 24 March 2023 inclusive.

  206. New restriction notice for Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (Fri 7 April - Mon 10 April 2023) and Abingdon Spring Head of the River Regatta (Sun 16 April 2023).

  207. Planned lock closures: Marlow lock now open to navigation. Hambleden lock work postponed and lock open to navigation.

  208. Navigation Issues updated for Friday 10 March 2023. Romney starboard navigation marker issue removed from page. Navigation marker now returned to normal location.

  209. Navigation Issues updated for Monday 13 March 2023 to Tuesday 9 May 2023 , Works on lock gate winching points. No Impact to boat passage. Pedestrian access over lock gates may be temporarily re-routed to avoid working areas.

  210. A previously deleted notice has been added - Cookham Bridge Obstruction (now until further notice).

  211. New restriction notice for Henley Royal Regatta course construction (Mon 20 March to Mon 12 June).

  212. Changes to Planned Lock Closures: Caversham Lock now open to navigation and start date for work at Culham Lock and Hambleden Lock delayed.

  213. Out of date notices removed.

  214. Out of date notice removed and new restriction notice for Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club Long Distance Paddle (Sun 26 Feb 2023).

  215. Update to navigation issues. Boulters Lock tail gates width restricted to no more than 5.5 metres (18').

  216. Out of date notices removed. New restriction notice for Wargrave Railway Bridge repairs (Mon 27 Feb to Mon 13 March 2023).

  217. Table of navigation issues added. Information previously displayed on external website River Thames Conditions.

  218. New restriction notice for core samples from Sheepwash Channel (Wed 1 March to Sat 4 Mar 2023).

  219. Marlow and Hambleden lock closure start dates have been delayed to 27 February 2023. Caversham last day of lock closure will be 6 March 2023.

  220. New restriction notice for Phyllis Court Club Spring Time Trial (Sun 26 Mar 2023).

  221. Out of date notices removed.

  222. Under Planned Lock Closures: clarification that the lock and head lock cut remain closed for this period for safety reasons.

  223. New restriction notice for Rowing on and Torpids 2023 (Fri 17 Feb, Sun 19 Feb, and Wed 22 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2023).

  224. Out of date notices removed.

  225. Under Planned Lock Closures: Rushey and Romney locks now open and removed from list. Changes to dates at Marlow, Hambleden, Culham and Goring locks and changes to work description at Bray and Culham locks.

  226. New restriction notice for Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head (Sat 18 Feb 2023).

  227. New river closure notices for Reading Uni Head of the River Race (Sat 25 Feb 2023) and Kingston Head of the River Race (Sat 11 March 2023).

  228. New notice for Cookham Bridge Obstruction (Tues 17 Jan 2023 until further notice).

  229. Under Planned Lock Closures, work at Rushey Lock has been completed ahead of schedule and the lock is now open again.

  230. Under Planned Lock Closures, changes to closure dates for 6 locks but not Romney and Culham locks. These changes are mainly due to high water levels and Red boards on the Thames which have impacted on start times.

  231. New closure notice for Botley Bridge Inspection (Mon 12 Dec 2022).

  232. Out of date notices removed.

  233. New restriction notices for Michaelmas Novice Regatta (Wed 23 Nov - Fri 25 Nov and Sat 26 Nov 2022) and Weybridge Winter Head (Sat 21 Jan 2023).

  234. New river closure notice for Hampton Heads 2023 (Sat 4 Feb 2023).

  235. New restriction notice for Isis Winter League 2023 (Sun 22 Jan, Sun 5 Feb, and Sun 30 Apr 2023).

  236. New River Thames Restriction notice for Friday 11 November 2022, Saturday 19 November 2022 and Saturday 26 November 2022 added.

  237. Under Planned Lock Closures, work at Culham will not now start until 28 February 2023.

  238. New restriction notice for Kingston Road Bridge overhead repair works (Mon 31 Oct to Fri 9 Dec 2022).

  239. River Thames lock closures - investment programme October 2022 to March 2023 updated.

  240. Updated start time for Upper Thames Autumn Head (Sun 30 Oct. 2022).

  241. New closure notice for Molesey Head Races (Sat 11 Feb 2023) and new restriction notice for Walton Small Boats Head (Sat 10 Dec 2022).

  242. New dates for Marlow Bridge Refurbishment (Mon 3 Oct - Fri 16 Dec 2022).

  243. New restriction notices for Marlow Bridge Refurbishment (Mon 10 Oct - Fri 16 Dec 2022), and Isis Winter League (Sun 30 Oct, Sun 6 Nov, and Sun 27 Nov 2022).

  244. Updated restriction notice for Godstow Weir replacement (Mar 2022 - Dec 2022) and new restriction notice for Emergency Water Rescue Exercise 2022 (Sat 22 Oct 2022).

  245. New restriction notices for Wallingford Long Distance Sculls (Sat 1 Oct 2022) and Reading Small Boats Head (Sat 8 Oct 2022). New closure notices for Kingston Small Boats Head (Sat 5 Nov 2022), Teddington Head (Sat 12 Nov 2022), Wallingford Head of the River (Sun 27 Nov 2022), and Hampton Small Boats Head (Sat 3 Dec 2022).

  246. New restriction notice for Isis Sculls Head Race (Sun 18 Sept 2022).

  247. New restriction notice for State Funeral - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Mon 12 to Tues 20 Sept 2022).

  248. New restriction notice for National Hasler Finals (Sun 25 September 2022).

  249. New restriction notices for Phyllis Court Autumn Time Trial (Sun 16 Oct 2022), Upper Thames Autumn Head (Sun 30 Oct 2022), Henley Sculls Head Race (Sat 5 Nov 2022), and Henley Fours and Eights Head Race (Sat 11 Feb 2023).

  250. New restriction notice for Dittons Skiff and Punting Club Regatta (Sat 17 Sept. 2022). Out of date notices removed.

  251. Under Planned Lock Closures, clarification added to explain that the exact project duration is not yet available, but it will be between the closure dates given. The Environment Agency Thames Waterways team will give at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to any works starting on site.

  252. New end date for Reading Festival Bridge removal (Sun 4 Sept.) due to high winds forecast on Mon 5 Sept.

  253. New navigation notice for Weybridge Silver Sculls (Sat 15 October 2022).

  254. New restriction notice for ABF The Soldiers Charity Abingdon Dragon Boat Racing (Sun 11 Sept 2022) and out of date notices removed.

  255. New lock restrictions due to drought (Wed 24 August 2022 until further notice).

  256. New restriction notices for Oxford City Royal Regatta (Sat 20 and Sun 21 Aug 2022) and Kingston Railway Bridge Inspection (Wed 7 and Thurs 8 Sept 2022).

  257. River Thames lock closures - investment programme October 2022 to March 2023 added.

  258. Out of date notices removed.

  259. New restriction notice added for Monday 22 August to Friday 18 November 2022.

  260. New closure notice added for Reading Festival Temporary Bridge (Thurs 18 Aug and Mon 5 Sept 2022).

  261. Edited restriction notice - Sunbury Amateur Regatta Sat 13 and Sun 14 August 2022.

  262. Updated notice for Replacement of Godstow Trout Weir (March - late September 2022).

  263. New restriction notice for Sunbury Amateur Regatta (Sat 13 August 2022) and Kingston Road Bridge repairs (Thurs 28 July - Wed 10 Aug 2022).

  264. Hurley Regatta Saturday 20 August 2022 cancelled and removed.

  265. New restriction notice for Maidenhead Rowing Club Regatta (Sat 6 Aug 2022).

  266. New closure notice for Royal Canoe Club 10@10 (Sun 27 Nov 2022). New restriction notices for Royal Canoe Club Royal Sprint Regatta (Sat 23 July 2022) and Royal Canoe Club Paddling Challenge (Sat 15 Oct 2022). Out of date notices removed.

  267. New closure notice for Culham Lock works 2022 (Tues 12 July 2022).

  268. New restriction notice for The Skiff Club Regatta (Sat 3 Sept 2022).

  269. New restriction notices for K1 Single Kayak Marathon (Wed 27 July 2022), K1 and K2 Kayak Sprints (Thurs 28 July 2022), and K2 Double Kayak Marathon (Fri 29 July 2022).

  270. New restriction notice for Kingston Rotary Club Dragon Boat Event (Sun 17 July 2022).

  271. New restriction notices for Falcon Haslar Kayak Race (Sun 26 Jun 2022); Bisham Dragon Boat Racing (Sat 16 Jul 2022); Henley Town and Visitor's Regatta (Sat 30 Jul 2022); Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta and Swim (Fri 5 Aug and Sat 6 Aug 2022); Thames Punting Club Championships (Sun 7 Aug 2022); and The Skiffs Championships Regatta (Sun 28 Aug 2022).

  272. New restriction notice for Staines Amateur Regatta (Sat 23 July 2022) and removal of out of date notices.

  273. Planned lock closures updated to remove information about the 2021-2022 programme. Also under River Restrictions, out of date notices removed.

  274. New restriction notices for Swim Oxford 2022 (Sun 19 June, Sun 7 Aug, and Sun 18 Sept 2022), Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta 2022 (Sat 30 July 2022), and Wraysbury and Old Windsor Regatta 2022 (Sat 6 Aug 2022).

  275. New restriction notices for Refurbishment of Reading Bridge Flow Gauge (Wed 8 June - Fri 17 June 2022) and Regatta for the Disabled (Sat 3 Sept 2022).

  276. New notices for river restrictions and event - Oxford Scouts Aquacamp (Sat 18 and Sun 19 June 2022), Longridges Canoe Club Races (Sun 7 Aug 2022), Hurley Regatta (Sat 20 Aug 2022).

  277. MGM filming complete in the Henley Reach - notice removed.

  278. New restriction notice for Refurbishment of Maidenhead Flow Gauge 2022 (Tues 28 June - Mon 11 July 2022).

  279. New notices for the following river restrictions - Henley Masters Regatta (Fri 8 July - Sat 9 July 2022), Southern Area Sea Cadets Regatta (Sun 10 July 2022), Thames Traditional Boat Festival (Tues 12 July - Mon 18 July 2022). Amended date for Reading Town Regatta (Sat 25 June 2022).

  280. New restriction notices for Oriel Regatta 2022 (Sat 11 June 2022) and Royal Canoe Club Royal Marathon 2022 (Sun 12 June 2022).

  281. New notices for River Restrictions x7 added.

  282. Event cancelled - Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club Regatta (Sun 22 May 2022). Notice removed.

  283. Date change - Deconstruction of Henley Royal Regatta course (Tues 19 July - Fri 12 Aug 2022).

  284. New restriction notice for Hampton Court and Dittons Regatta 2022 (Sat 23 July 2022).

  285. New Thames event river notices for 2 x closures and 11 x restrictions.

  286. New restriction notice for Thames Valley Park Regatta 2022 (Sun 19 June 2022).

  287. New restriction notices for Sonning Regatta (Sat 28 May 2022), Reading Amateur Regatta (Sat 11 and Sun 12 June 2022), Henley Classic Swim (Sun 26 June 2022), Reading Town Regatta (Sun 26 June 2022), and National Sea Scout Regatta (Sat 2 and Sun 3 July 2022).

  288. New notice of event for Devizes to Westmister Canoe Race 2022 (Fri 15 Apr to Mon 18 Apr 2022).

  289. New river restriction notice for Henley Royal Regatta 2022 (Tues 28 June to Sun 3 July 2022).

  290. Updated notice for Oxford City Bumps 2022 (Sun 24 April 2022).

  291. New notice for Penton Hook Lock maintenance (Tues 12 April 2022).

  292. New restriction notices for Folly Bridge Arch Repairs (Mon 28 Mar - Sun 1 May 2022) and Thames Ditton Regatta 2022 (Sat 14 May 2022).

  293. Under Lock Closures, new information about Bray, Rushey and Goring Locks. Out of date information removed from River Closures, River Restrictions and Planned Lock Closures.

  294. New restriction notices for Marlow Spring Regatta (Sat 30 Apr 2022), Marlow Town Regatta (Sat 11 Jun 2022), and Cookham Regatta (Sat 3 Sept 2022).

  295. New notices for river restrictions - Walton and Weybridge Regatta (Sat 21 May 2022) and Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club Regatta (Sun 22 May 2022).

  296. New closure notice for the replacement of Godstow Trout Weir (Thurs 17 March 2022 until late Sept 2022).

  297. Reading University Head of the River Race 2022 (Sat 5 March 2022) is cancelled - notice removed.

  298. New notice for Phyllis Court Club Spring Time Trial 2022 (Sun 8 April 2022).

  299. New notice for British Rowing Thames Valley Explore Rowing League 2022 (Sun 3 Apr 2022).

  300. Rescheduled dates for Botley Bridge inspection (Tues 1 March - Fri 4 March 2022). New notice for HRR course construction (Mon 28 March - Mon 13 Jun 2022).

  301. Emergency Closure notices removed - Sanford and Bell Weir Locks.

  302. Under Planned Lock Closures, new closure details for Romney Lock and also changes to the Blakes Lock closure.

  303. New emergency lock closure - Bell Weir Lock (Fri 18 Feb 2022 until further notice). Updated notice for Sandford Lock closure - footpath closed due to fallen tree (Fri 18 Feb 2022 until further notice).

  304. Emergency lock closure - Sandford Lock (Fri 18 Feb 2022 until further notice). Rescheduled notice for Botley Bridge Inspection (Tues 22 Feb - Wed 23 Feb and Mon 21 Mar - Fri 25 Mar 2022). Notice removed for cancellation: Burway Rowing Club Main Head 2022 (Sat 19 Feb 2022). Notice removed for postponed events: Black Potts Railway Bridge Repairs (Mon 29 Nov 2021 - Tues 5 Apr 2022). New dates to be confirmed.

  305. New restriction notice for Burway Rowing Club Main Head 2022 (Sat 19 Feb 2022).

  306. New notices: river closure - Refurbishment of overhead power line route Cowley to Didcot (Wed 20 April 2022 and Wed 1 June 2022). River restriction - Botley Bridge Inspection (Thurs 17 Feb 2022 and Mon 21 Mar to Fri 25 Mar 2022).

  307. New notices added for Kingston Royals Dragon Boat Club (Sat 7 May 2022) and Thames Sailing Club Battle of the Thames (Sat 18 June 2022).

  308. New notices for the following events: Thames Valley Skiff Club Regatta (Sat 9 July 2022); Kingston Amateur Regatta (Sat 9 and Sun 10 July 2022); Walton Reach Regatta (Sat 20 August 2022); and SRA Inter Club Skiff Regatta (Sun 11 Sept 2022).

  309. New notices added for Rowing on and Torpids (Sat 26 Feb, Sun 27 Feb, and Wed 2 Mar - Sun 6 Mar 2022) and Oxford City Bumps (Sun 24 April 2022).

  310. New notice for Reading University Head of the River Race 2022 (Sat 5 March 2022).

  311. New notices added for river closures - Emergency Water Rescue Exercise 2022 (Sat 5 Mar 22) and Kingston Head of the River 2022 (Sat 19 Mar 22). Notice for river restriction - Elmbridge Sprint Regatta 2022 (Sat 7 May 22).

  312. Under 'Planned lock closures', closure at Sonning Lock added and date changes to other lock closures.

  313. River closure cancelled - Emergency Water Rescue Exercise 15 Jan 2022.

  314. New notices for river closures - Emergency Water Rescue Exercise (Sat 15 Jan 22) and Hampton Heads 2022 (Sat 5 Feb 22).

  315. New notice for shoal management at Benson Lock (Mon 13 Dec 2021 to Fri 7 Jan 2022). Out of date notices removed.

  316. New river restriction notice for Black Potts Railway Bridge (Mon 29 Nov 2021 - Tues 5 April 2022). Out of date notices removed.

  317. Event cancelled - Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head 2021 (27 Nov 2021 notice removed.

  318. New notice for safety improvements at Caversham Lock (Tues 30 Nov 2021). Out of date notices removed.

  319. New restriction notice added for Weybridge Winter Head 2022 (Sat 22 Jan 2022) and closure notice for Molesey Head Races 2022 (Sat 12 Feb 2022).

  320. River closure notice added for Wallingford Head of the River (Sun 28 Nov 2021) and lock restriction notice for Godstow Lock shoal management (Mon 22 Nov to Fri 3 Dec 2021).

  321. New notices for Nephthys Regatta 2021 (Fri 19 Nov and Sat 20 Nov 2021) and Christ Church Regatta 2021 (Wed 24 to Fri 26 Nov and Sat 27 Nov 2021).

  322. Under Planned Lock Closures the last day of closure at Goring lock correct to 21 April 2022

  323. New notice added for Walton Small Boats Head 2021 (Sat 11 Dec 2021).

  324. New notice for Eynsham Lock shoal management (Mon 8 Nov - Fri 19 Nov 2021).

  325. Under Planned lock closures, start date at Cookham lock changed to 4 Jan 2022, start date at Rushey Lock postponed to 10 January 2022 until 6 March 2022 and tentative start dates at Hambledon Lock, Cookham Lock, Boulters Lock, Old Windsor Lock, Bray Lock, Boveney Lock and Teddington Lock changed tentatively to 1 Dec 2021,

  326. From 1 November 2021 Installation and later removal of coffer dam at Osney reach, East Street, Oxford - also suspension of mooring during inspection work at Oxford Old Power Station.

  327. New notices for Isis Winter League 2021 to 2022 (31 Oct 2021, 28 Nov 2021, 23 Jan 2022, 6 Feb 2022, and 20 Feb 2022), Autumn Fours 2021 (7 Nov 2021), and Burway Rowing Club Small Boats Head 2021 (27 Nov 2022).

  328. Sunbury lock repaired and emergency closure information removed.

  329. Updated Sunbury Lock closure with details on where to find assisted passage information.

  330. Notice removed - Emergency lock closure for Temple Lock.

  331. New notice for Hampton Small Boats Head 2021 (Sat 4 Oct 2021).

  332. New notice for Repairs of Maidenhead Gauging Station (Thurs 21 Oct and Fri 22 Oct 2021).

  333. New notice for Windsor Railway Bridge survey works (Tues 12 Oct - Thurs 14 Oct 2021).

  334. Emergency closure notice for Sunbury Lock added for 4 October 20221 until further notice.

  335. New notices added for Reading Small Boats Head (Sat 9 Oct 2021), Upper Thames Autumn Head (Sun 31 Oct 2021), Henley Sculls Head Race (Sat 6 Nov 2021), and Henley Fours and Eights Head Race (12 Feb 2022).

  336. Under "Planned lock closures" closure start dates amended for Rushey, Cookham, Bray and Penton Hook Lock.

  337. New notices added for Royal Outrigger Canoe Club Hampton Court Challenge (Sun 31 Oct), Kingston Small Boats Head (Sat 6 Nov), Teddington Head (Sat 20 Nov), and RCC 10@10 (Sun 28 Nov).

  338. New notices for Weybridge Silver Sculls (16 Oct. 2021) and RCC Paddling Challenge (16 Oct. 2021).

  339. Henley Music Festival restriction has been added. Past events have now been removed.

  340. New notices for Isis Sculls Head Race (Saturday 11 September) and Wallingford Distance Long Sculls (Saturday 25 September).

  341. New notice for repair works to Tadpole Bridge - Sunday 12 Sept. to Friday 17 Sept. 2021.

  342. New notices for Conquer the Chilterns (Sun 29 Aug 2021) and Abingdon Dragon Boat Racing (Sun 12 Sept 2021).

  343. Removed notice for The Skiff Club Regatta (4 September 2021) as the event has been cancelled.

  344. Under Planned Lock Closures details given for the 2021 to 2022 investment programme lock closures starting in November 2021.

  345. New notices for the Thames Traditional Boat Festival (Tues 24 Aug to Tues 31 Aug 2021) and a multi agency Water Rescue Exercise (Sun 12 Sept 2021).

  346. New notice for The Skiff Club Regatta - Sat 4 September 2021.

  347. Out of date notices removed.

  348. New notice for Henley Royal Regatta practice (Mon 9 Aug - Wed 11 Aug 2021).

  349. New notice for Swim Oxford 10km Swim (Sun 25 July 2021).

  350. New notice for Henley Royal Regatta - Wed 11 August to Sun 15 August 2021.

  351. New notice for the Maidenhead Lions Club Duck Derby (Sun 19 Sept 2021).

  352. New notices for Goring and Streatley Regatta 2021 (Sat 17 July 2021) and Reading Festival temporary bridge (Thurs 19 August and Mon 6 September 2021). Old notices removed.

  353. New notice for Club to Pub Swim 2021 - Sat 24 July 2021.

  354. New date for Caversham Lock safety improvements - Monday 26 July 2021.

  355. Caversham Lock safety improvements to be rescheduled - new date to be confirmed.

  356. New notice for safety improvements to Caversham Lock - Thursday 22 July 2021.

  357. River restrictions: Godstow Weir B replacement moved to Spring 2022.

  358. River closures: Blakes Lock now reopened.

  359. Emergency closure of Blake's Lock due to pollution incident on the River Kennet (Fri 18 June 2021) - new notice added

  360. New notices for the following: Molesey Amateur Regatta (17 &18 July 2021), Royal Canoe Club Royal Sprint Regatta (24 July 2021), Weybridge Community Regatta (6 August 2021), and Walton Reach Regatta (21 August 2021).

  361. New notice added for Safety improvements to Cookham Lock (Tues 22 - Thurs 24 June 2021).

  362. New notice for restrictions between Old Windsor Lock and Boveney Lock (Sat 12 June and Sun 13 June 2021) and new date for Oriel Regatta (Sat 19 June 2021).

  363. New notices for: Henley Classic Swim (27 June), Henley Women's Regatta (2 July to 4 July), Henley Masters Regatta (9 and 10 July), Henley Town and Visitor's Regatta (31 July).

  364. Updated notices for the refurbishment of Sutton Courtenay, Maidenhead, and Reading Bridge flow gauges.

  365. New notice for Rowing On and Summer Eights (Sat 5 June and Tues 8 - Fri 11 June 2021).

  366. New notices for the following: Single Kayak Marathon (Wed 16 June), Kayak Sprints (Thurs 17 June), K2 Marathon (Fri 18 June), Marlow Town Regatta (Sat 26 June), Fugitive Marathon (Sun 4 July), Maidenhead Rowing Club Regatta (Sat 7 Aug), and Cookham Regatta (Sat 4 Sept).

  367. Notice for Oriel Regatta on Saturday 29 May 2021 removed due to cancellation.

  368. New notice for HRR course construction (Thurs 20 May to Sun 8 August 2021).

  369. New notices added for Reading Water Fest (Wed 16 June - Mon 21 June 2021) and Henley Swim Festival (Sun 11 July 2021).

  370. Under River restrictions, full 24hr service resuming at Teddington lock from 18 May 2021

  371. New notices added for RCC Royal Marathon (Sun 13 June 2021) and Kingston Amateur Regatta (Sat 10 & Sun 11 July 2021).

  372. Edited River Restrictions under Teddington lock to show that Visiting licences are now available at the lock.

  373. New notices added for Isis Spring League (Sun 16 & Sun 30 May 2021) and Oriel Regatta (Sat 29 May 2021).

  374. Under River Thames restrictions, amended to show that passage through Teddington Lock is currently available from 6am to 10pm.

  375. Under River Thames restrictions, clarified that passage through Teddington Lock is currently available from 9am to 10pm.

  376. New notices added for Desborough Dashes (Sat 22 May 2021), Godstow Weir B replacement project (June - Dec 2021), and Battle of the Thames SUP (Sat 12 June 2021).

  377. New notice added for restrictions between Old Windsor Lock and Boveney Lock - Mon 12 April to Sun 18 April 2021.

  378. New notice for Queen Elizabeth Road Bridge works - Mon 12 April to Sun 13 June 2021.

  379. Teddington lock service update 6 April 2021.

  380. River closures: There are currently no planned river closures. Planned lock closures: The programme of works for 2020 to 2021 has been completed.

  381. Revised dates for Walton and Windsor flow gauge works.

  382. Update on Culham Lock emergency closure.

  383. New restriction notice for Cookham lock improvements - Mon 29 March to Thurs 1 April 2021.

  384. New notice for Maidenhead Railway Bridge repairs - Wed 17 March to Fri 2 April 2021.

  385. Emergency lock closure notices added - Molesey Lock on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

  386. New notice for Whitchurch Lock maintenance on Friday 26 March 2021. Updated notices for the following flow gauge refurbishment: Maidenhead, Reading Bridge, Sutton Courtenay, Windsor and Walton.

  387. River Closures updated with details of emergency closure of Culham Lock for repair to failed hydraulic system

  388. New river closure notice for recovery of a submerged vehicle in the Molesey reach - Wednesday 10 March.

  389. Under Planned Lock Closures, end dates extended for Cookham, Abingdon and Days Locks.

  390. Flow Gauge maintenance notices temporarily removed to update.

  391. 6 new notices added for flow gauge refurbishments: Old Windsor, Sunbury, Bray, Caversham, Clifton and Pinkhill reaches.

  392. Whitchurch Lock maintenance work delayed due to high river levels - new date Wed 24 Feb 2021.

  393. New notice for Whitchurch Lock maintenance - Mon 8 Feb 2021.

  394. Lock closure end dates at Abingdon, Cookham and Molesey locks extended This is due to necessary additions to the work on site which has delayed contractors. Also work has been impacted by recent high flows red board status on the Thames.

  395. New lock closure notice for Temple Lock drainage works - Thursday 28 January 2021.

  396. Henley Fours and Eights Head Race 2021 cancelled and notice removed - Saturday 13 Feb 2021.

  397. Teddington restriction updated with new tier 4 information

  398. New notice added for essential maintenance at Boveney Lock on January 14 2021.

  399. Date change to Days Lock closure

  400. New notice added for Old Windsor Lock maintenance on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Out of date notices removed.

  401. Refurbishment of Windsor flow gauge and Sutton Courtenay flow gauge postponed due to river conditions - notices removed. Out of date notices removed.

  402. Under Planned Lock Closures, work at Northmoor Lock postponed and Abingdon Lock closure work changed to later dates of 23 November 2020 to 12 February 2021.

  403. Henley Sculls cancelled (7 November 2020) - notice removed. Out of date notices removed.

  404. Kingston Small Boats Head (Nov 7) and Teddington Head (14 Nov) have been cancelled.

  405. Changes to the planned lock closures dates for Days, Abingdon and Cookham locks.

  406. New lock closure notice added for de-silting of Whitchurch Lock gates - Wednesday 4 November 2020. Notice for Culham Lock bridge repairs removed.

  407. New notices added for the refurbishment of Windsor flow gauge (Mon 30 Nov - Mon 14 Dec 2020) and Sutton Courtenay flow gauge (Mon 14 Dec 2020 - Fri 8 Jan 2021).

  408. New notices added for Royal Outrigger Canoe Club Hampton Court Challenge (Sun 25 Oct), Kingston Small Boats Head (Sat 7 Nov), and Teddington Head (Sat 14 Nov).

  409. Teddington Lock restriction notice added for October. Passage through Teddington Lock is currently available from 7am to 9pm. We will only be offering transits between these times. If you are planning a tidal journey that relies on the state of the tide, please make sure you plan your transit between these hours.

  410. Information added about lock closures for engineering surveys (Mon 2 Nov - Tues 24 Nov 2020) Updated notice added for Culham Lock Cut bridge repairs: works extended for 1 week (now finishing on Fri 9 Oct 2020).

  411. New notice for Weybrigde Silver Sculls (17 Oct. 2020).

  412. Planned lock closures: amended dates of closure of Abingdon and Molesey locks. Added closure of Northmoor Lock.

  413. New notice for Royal Canoe Club Paddling Challenge 2020 (Sat 17 Oct).

  414. Passage through Teddington Lock is available from 7am to 9pm. Tidal transits only possible between these times until 30 September.

  415. Updated notice for Culham Lock.

  416. Under Planned Lock Closures - Details of the first issue of the planned winter Thames lock closures for 2020 to 2021 starting 2 November 2020. Also clarification at top of page that some of our services will be restricted until further notice due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  417. New notice for Culham Lock Cut bridge repairs - Tues 1 September to Fri 2 October (Mon - Fri only).

  418. New urgent river closure for Saturday 8 August - Port Meadow, Oxford.

  419. New notice for Conquer the Chilterns (Sat 19 to Sun 20 Sept. 2020).

  420. Updated information on assisted passage: Assisted passage is now offered, subject to staff availability, at all locks except Boulters Lock in Maidenhead.

  421. New restriction notices for Teddington Lock for August 2020 and Henley Swim 2020 (Fri 28 and Sat 29 August).

  422. New notice for Teddington Lock (Wed 1 July - Fri 31 July 2020).

  423. We have started to offer assisted passage at some locks where it is safe to do so. A link has been added to the page for the list of locks where assisted passage may be offered.

  424. New notice for Sonning reach (Mon 8 June) and updated information regarding Teddington Lock restrictions (Mon 8 June).

  425. New notice for Sunbury Lock closure - Sat 6 June 2020.

  426. River closure notice added for Sonning reach from Thursday 4 June until further notice.

  427. New notices added for Molesey Lock chamber assessment works - Mon 22 to Tues 23 June 2020.

  428. Boating by all types of vessel can resume on the non-tidal River Thames. Information on restrictions updated.

  429. Dates of closure in Boveney reach changed to Fri 29 May to Mon 1 June 2020 and Fri 5 June to Mon 8 June 2020.

  430. Latest information regarding lock and reach restrictions due to coronavirus.

  431. Coronavirus summary updated. No update to the detailed notice at this time.

  432. Latest information on lock and river restrictions: fallen tree blocking Marsh Lock has now been removed. Debris blocking Bell Weir has been removed but passage still currently by arrangement only - see notice for more info.

  433. Latest information on lock and river restrictions: Osney, Sandford and Abingdon Locks now back on handwind. Fallen tree at Temple Lock - navigate with care. Bell Weir Lock is closed due to jammed debris.

  434. Update on Sunbury Lock hazard and new info for Osney Lock mechanical failure.

  435. New information added for Sunbury lock navigational hazard.

  436. New info added for Iffley reach obstruction and Sandford Lock.

  437. New closure notices added for the M4 Smart Motorway construction - Sat 30 May to Sun 31 May 2020, Sat 6 June to Sun 7 June 2020 and contingency dates on Sat 13 June to Sun 14 June 2020.

  438. New restriction information for Abingdon and Sunbury Lock.

  439. New information added for Bell Weir Lock restriction.

  440. New restriction notice in line with Government restrictions due to Coronavirus.

  441. Coronavirus (COVID-19) information added: hazards in the river may not be marked. The Environment Agency is unable to mark or remove hazards until further notice.

  442. Emergency lock closure notice added for Sunbury Lock (Fri 6 March 2020 until further notice).

  443. Teddington lock closure notice removed - Teddington Lock is now open.

  444. New lock closure notice for Teddington Lock (Wed 26 Feb until further notice).

  445. Under River closures, Reading University Head of the River Race due to take place on Saturday 29 March has been cancelled due to river conditions and details withdrawn .

  446. River restriction for Burway Rowing Club Head (Saturday 22 February 2020) removed due to cancellation of the event. River closure for Kingston Head of the River race (Saturday 29 February 2020) changed due to change of time.

  447. New notices added for Phyllis Court Club Spring Time Trial (Sun 5 April 2020) and Cookham Regatta (Sat 5 Sept 2020).

  448. New emergency closure notice for Marsh Lock from Tuesday 18 February 2020 until further notice.

  449. New closure notice for Reading University Head of the River Race on Saturday 29 February 2020.

  450. Hambledon and Rushey lock closure end date extended to 31 March 2020 due to bad weather conditions delaying the contractor work. Sandford, Shifford and Whitchurch lock work completed at end of January so removed from list.

  451. First published.