Friday, 16 November 2012

Chesterfield Canal - Stret Lock

Chesterfield Canal - A Richlow Guide
Page 24.  Stret Lock, Worksop
This sometimes too narrow narrow lock is being widened by CRT (see Updates - October 2012).  A task welcomed after decades of difficulties for a minority of boats that could not pass through its chamber.
There is a unique opportunity to visit these works on a CRT Open Day, Sunday, 25 November.  Visitors will be able to walk inside the lock-chamber, and see and ask how this skilled operation is being undertaken.
Booking is NOT required.  Site open from 9.00am, last entry strictly 3.15.  Site closes 3.45. Sturdy footwear or wellies.
A57 Worksop Bypass - A60 roundabout (Sainsbury's), the lock is at the side of The Lock Keeper pub, parking available in the pub's car-park.  Post code for sat-navs S80 1TJ.

An access ramp to the lock, and across to the chamber, is being installed.
(Photo 16 November).

Installation is also underway of steps down into the chamber.  (Photo 16 November).

The towpath has remained open during these works.


  1. Thanks! Look for additional posts on this topic soon. Also like to admire the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I will bookmark your blog!
    Canal Repairs

    1. Thanks very much for the kind comments. We try to encourage visitors to the waterways of the north-east, and spread knowledge of their unique nature.
      A local chap who loves the Chesterfield Canal took a good sequence of pictures of the Open Day at Stret Lock which may interest you.
      Thanks for the bookmark.