Health & Safety notices

Between Ebridge and Swafield

November 2020 – virus awareness.  We know that lots of you will want to use the canal banks during lock down for exercise.

If walking dogs, please use the bins provided or take any waste home.

When passing others, especially because the paths are narrow, please mask up as you pass and/or, after a friendly wave from over 2m away turn your face away and say ‘thank you’, as you pass.   

Please use this simple common sense and respect for fellow canal users, so that this area remains ‘low risk’ for the benefit of everybody!

Between Royston Bridge and Pigneys Wood

October 2020 – Following a recent over-topping of the canal at the above location, it will be necessary to raise the bank height in this area, slightly, to improve the quality of the footpath and to prevent another over-topping in the future. We have no fixed date for this work as yet. It will only take a few days, so this is advanced notice for The Public. There will be all the proper signage in place and volunteers to help, when the time comes.

At the Ebridge Lock area

July 2020 – Now that the piled-up ground material has been moved to the pathways, it must be noted that the area near the lock is not a public car park, although folk do tend to leave their cars there when visiting the canal.  Once again, the owner doesn’t mind but please bear in mind that the area may be closed off at any time, without notice and anything left there (cars, bikes, boats and boards etc.) is at the owners own risk.

Cyclists are reminded that cycling this Permissive Footpath is not allowed. It is hoped that preventing cycling will reduce damage to the path and reduce risk to walkers. This is especially important in this wet weather, when ruts become a serious risk to walkers and damage the paths.

Although the Old Canal Company, as owners of the Ebridge to Swafield Bridge pounds, welcome walkers, pleasure anglers, boaters and others to use the canal waters and banks for their enjoyment, The Trust would like to remind people that the canal,  lands and pathways are private and are still undergoing restoration.

At times not all parts are accessible, water levels will vary and that public use is always at their own risk.