Caldon towpath collapse works near completion

We have today received the following from British Waterways regarding the closure between locks 2 and 3:

UPDATE (05 January 2011): Works to the third party wall are in their final stages of completion. British Waterways will re-fill the canal on Thursday 6th January and anticipate to be fully open to navigation by the 10th January subject to stillage test. The towpath is anticipated to reopen on the 17th January.


[Editor's note: the Caldon is still largely covered with ice following the recent cold weather. Please check local conditions before starting your journey.]