Stroudwater Navigation – Pike Lock restoration update 2015

Posted on 01. Nov, 2015 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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Cotswold Canals write: Stroudwater Navigation, Pike lock, Eastington

Pike lock Bridge was destroyed in 1970 by road scheme improvements, and Pike Lock was infilled and the towpath, which changes sides here, was blocked. Restoration work began in 1990, and in 1992 HRH The Prince of wales visited the site. A new road bridge, incorporating as much of the original bridge abutments, was completed in 2005.  The towpath is maintained to a good standard by volunteers of the Cotswold Canals Trust, and is part of the Thames & Severn Way. There is a slipway for light craft, and picnic benches here are well used. Above this lock are the fully restored Blunder Lock and Newtown lock. Dock lock is a short distance west of here, and has undergone excavation of infill and initial structural repairs.

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