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Chris T

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  1. Looks to be between Oakgrove and Bosley Locks: CRT closure notice
  2. Chris T

    Bosley locks

    That's not the story they gave me when I rang, but sounds more likely. We are pottering around the Macc this week as we can't delay taking the holiday from work any more, it's strangely quiet, one boat on the Macc pontoon moorings and none at all at Gurnett. The weather probably hasn't helped, lots of rain, naturally. We were limited also by lack of elsan and rubbish facilities at that end, it would have been nice if CRT could have put a skip next to the Macc water point as we can't use the facilites at Bosley.
  3. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    The stoppage notice has been updated today: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/12878/bridge-14a-burgess-arm-towpath-bridge-near-higher-poynton-macclesfield-canal Still no change to the notice for Bosley that CRT told me would be updated last week to reflect the partial re-opening, so no idea whether or not that is happening any time soon.
  4. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    Having (optimistically) re-booked my week holiday at work for September, I just tried CRT's live chat to ask if there was any update on the Bosley closure as the notice was from 23 July. I was told that Bosley was in fact open with restricted passage, but then realised she was just reading the start of the stoppage notice, and hadn't read the later part saying that it was closed from 13 August. Anyway, I have just had a call back, saying that they can't give a definite date, but in the next few weeks are planning to open the locks at restricted times to allow boats to get to where they need to. He is going to update the stoppage notice.
  5. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    I hadn't actually considered which bridge it was, I'd just looked at the red line on the map and which winding holes the notice told you to use, but I went past today and you're right, it can only be the bit under the bridge at the Trading Post which I'd assumed was mostly privately land. Fingers crossed then!
  6. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    Just realised Bosley winter closure starts at the same time, so unless I've misunderstood, we will just have those 10 miles for that period.
  7. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/12878/bridge-14a-burgess-arm-towpath-bridge-near-higher-poynton-macclesfield-canal This one. Obviously hoping Bosley will be open by then for proper trips, but for weekend pottering about we won't be able to get very far.
  8. Chris T

    So the locks are closed

    And from November to mid December, it will only be 10 miles.....
  9. Chris T

    Bosley Locks closure

    I think that's pretty much dashed my remaining hopes and I'll get the holiday cancellation form filled in. Thank you, it's good to get something more up to date than the CRT stoppages update from 23 July.
  10. Chris T

    Bosley Locks closure

    We are currently moored / trapped between Marple Locks and Bosley Locks and have a holiday booked from Friday for a long awaited trip. I've been hoping that the recent rain might be enough for the locks to re-open in time (clutching at straws I know). I'll have to cancel my holiday at work but knowing my luck, they will re-open the locks the minute I do that. I've just noticed that the CRT site says that they are now carrying out repair work on some of the Bosley locks while they are closed. Has anyone walked nearby to see what's happening? Just thought this might confirm that there's really no chance at all of them reopening in the next week and I will give up hope.....
  11. Chris T

    Imagine this has been posted before lol

    It's moored just outside New Mills on the Upper Peak Forest, so yes, you will have passed it last year! Chris
  12. Chris T

    Bollington Wharf under new ownership

    Very pleased with the service we have just had from Bollington Wharf where James fitted a new gearbox coupling for us. At the same time, we had our rusty integral water tank cleaned out and blacked, for what we thought was a reasonable price for such a horrible job. All was done when they said it would be, and Amy kept us updated by email. We will definitely be using them again (hopefully not too soon!).
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  14. At Castlefield Basin in Manchester yesterday, a Claymoore boat was stuck, having seemingly ignored at least 3 signs saying "shallow water do not navigate". They tried poles and were attempting to rock the boat, but it was going nowhere. Wonder if they are still there or have been towed off.

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