Health & Safety notice

Update @ Friday 13th September:  Reference the piles of material that are in the area that has been used for visitor parking at Ebridge. Fourteen lorry loads were delivered yesterday and there is likely to be another delivery of several loads on Monday. All this material is intended to be used to make up the banks a few hundred yards above Ebridge lock in the very near future. Walkers will be aware that a long stretch has already been done and the work is due to continue north as soon as possible. This will enable The Trust to replace the bricks which were removed from the spillway last year to lower the level till the banks could be made up to their full height.

If there is not space to park by the lock, then there is likely to be a place at the other end of the mill pond, to the west. It is pretty rough there (and can be muddy when wet), so do be careful. The lock-side (East) will have to be closed to cars on Monday as more material arrives.  Once done, not only will the depth be better, but also the paths will be more even to walk on.

In the mean time, watch your footing and remember that access is only permitted on the condition that it is at your own risk. ENJOY!,


Although the Old Canal Company, as owners of the Ebridge to Swafield Bridge reaches, 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 and lands are private and are still undergoing restoration. At times canal maintenance work may mean that not all parts are accessible, water levels will vary and that public use is always at their own risk.

Work to build up the banks is taking place along the route of the canal between Ebridge Mill and Bacton Mill Lock and also between Bacton Mill Lock and Royston Bridge. Access to the canal walk along these stretches may be temporarily limited. 

Warning signs and barriers have been erected for the safety of the public. The NWDCT apologise for any inconvenience, access will be restored as soon as possible.