Cotswold Canals write: Newtown Lock, Stroudwater Navigation. Restored to working order by volunteers some years ago, and with new ground paddle gear installed in 2015, this is the “Top lock of Five”. The pound at the top of the lock stretches eastward to the fully restored Double lock, Ryeford, and is currently isolated for boats by the Armco tube and infill under the Gloucester to Bristol main line railway. This is a place to watch Damsel Fly, to picnic or to just sit and contemplate. Nearby Blunder lock, just westward, is also fully operational, and has brand new gates manufactured in EKKI timber. The next two locks down the flight, are Pike lock and Dock lock. The have been excavated of infill and are substantially restored and require gating. This section of canal forms part of the proposed Phase 1B of restoration of the Cotswold Canals.