Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals Restoration - Phase 2

The Phase 2 restoration section of the Cotswold Canals is between Gateway Bridge, in the Cotswold Water Park and Inglesham near Lechlade. Inglesham is where the Thames & Severn Canal joins the River Thames.

Some of the achievements to date on this section include:

  • Construction of Gateway Bridge
  • Restoration of Eisey Lock (structure only)
  • Restoration of Cerney Wick Lock (structure only)
  • Re-construction of spill weir near Cerney Wick Lock
  • Re-construction of many sections of towpath
  • Provision of canal culvert under the A419 dual-carriageway at Latton
  • Dredging of pound between Gateway Bridge & Cerney Wick Lock

Current work in progress includes:

  • Re-building of Weymoor Bridge, Latton
  • Restoration of Inglesham Lock

Significant challenges on this section of the canal are land ownership, and several miles of infilling around the village of Kempsford.

The length of the Phase 2 restoration section is about 10 miles.