The english river thames is navigable from cricklade for small boats or lechlade for larger boats to the sea and this part of the river falls 71 meters 234 feet. There are 45 locks on the river each with one or more adjacent weirs these lock and weir combinations are used for controlling the flow of water down the river most notably when there is a risk of flooding and provide for.
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River thames locks map. The river thames runs for 215 miles from it s source at thames head in gloucestershire to the thames estuary where it flows into the north sea. Many of the locks provide a great place to start your trip along the river thames while our map shows attractions and accommodation. Day s lock near dorchester and abingdon lock will be shut to boaters on the river thames between november 2 and march 19.
Two oxfordshire locks will be closed for four months while they undergo improvement works as part of a 5 2m maintenance programme by the environment agency. Here are some suggestions. The first table gives the sizes in metres and the second table uses feet and inches.
Thames locks abingdon lock bell weir lock benson lock blake s lock boulters lock boveney lock bray lock buscot lock caversham lock chertsey lock cleeves lock clifton lock cookham lock culham lock day s lock eynsham lock godstow lock goring lock grafton lock hambledon lock hurley lock iffley lock kings lock. The following tables list the dimensions of the locks on the river thames. The river is tidal as far as tedington lock.
2 canals flow into the river thames. There are a total of 45 locks on the upper reaches of the thames. Hobbs river thames map a4 author.
Lock keepers on the thames are generally available between 9am and 6pm during the summer season and take their lunch 1 2pm.