Hatton Locks

Hatton Locks: Hours, Address, Hatton Locks Reviews: 4.5/5

Hatton Locks
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
State of the art locks were built at Hatton to flight off stiff competition from the roads and railways in the 1930's. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through the flight and if thats too much excitement why not enjoy a picnic or bite to eat in the cafe.
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MrsB
7 contributions
Lovely walk
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely walk to witness some amazing engineering. We were fortunate to see canal boats go through the locks during our walk.
Robert and Sonia were incredibly helpful at the welcome centre, and very informative.
Well worth a visit!
Written August 24, 2021
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Sandra S
3 contributions
Plenty to watch with lovely walks along towpath
Aug 2021
My husband and I visited the locks for the first time this week and really enjoyed the friendliness and scenery. The cafe was very good with plenty of space to eat outside for visitors and dogs alike.
Written August 4, 2021
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Ellebee
Southport, UK982 contributions
Hard work if you’re on a boat
Jun 2021 • Friends
21 locks are hard work make no mistake. We went up them with another boat on a Sunday so it should have been easier but other boat was solo so no help there! Winding paddles is extremely hard, much harder than pushing lock gates so I tried to find interested male or children spectators to assist! They seem to like it. Sadly no canal and river trust volunteers on a Sunday but it was easier descending the locks on a Tuesday when there were a few volunteers who weirdly work in tandem and seem to stay near the top which wasn’t v helpful to us at all. Lovely walk if you’re not on a boat though with a lovely cafe and a pub near the top
Written July 13, 2021
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KHooker
Stafford, UK1 contribution
Lovely place to visit
May 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed it all - coffee shop fantastic food and fabulous homemade cakes. Parking £3.00 all day, do not think that’s an issue, all goes towards looking after the locks and well worth a visit.
Written May 31, 2021
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Tim W
5 contributions
RIP-off car park
Apr 2021 • Solo
Just fancied popping into the cafe for a snack and cuppa, parked up and found that just parking would cost me £3, so didn't bother..
Written April 29, 2021
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Malcolm D
Crick, UK358 contributions
Spectacular Set of Locks!
Sep 2020 • Couples
A Lovely place to visit - great walks beside the flight of locks. You can help boaters if requested up or down the flight. Local pub and tea room nearby. Lovely place for a picnic.
Written November 13, 2020
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CornishCarlos
Surat Thani, Thailand241 contributions
Car park ate my money !!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Apart from the car park machine eating money it's a great spot... Cost me £3 instead of £1.50 but was a lovely couple hrs, walking and watching boats go through the locks. The cafe is excellent and the staff very friendly. Top spot for a few hours on a sunny morning...
Written September 15, 2020
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Chrisgale
Sheffield, UK685 contributions
Lots of boats and locks
Aug 2020 • Solo
Nice place for a walk. Interesting watching the locks working. Not a very big car park and a lot of people couldn't get a space. Only £1.50 for all day. I don't think cafe was open as there was no one sitting outside but you could walk up the hill to the pub. Fascinating place.
Written September 4, 2020
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Robin W
Oxford104 contributions
Lovely walk beside the Grand Union Canal
Sep 2020
A lovely walk from one end of the 22 locks to the other. Great exercise if you like doing that. Lovely coffee shop\ eatery with very reasonable prices. Car park is £1.50 foe all day!! Well worth a visit.
Written September 1, 2020
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biga40
Warwick, UK71 contributions
location is good but could not get parked
Aug 2020
Great location and interesting place to visit apart from the car parking. When we arrived both car parking machines were out of order. Also you could pay on a parking app but we had no phone signal to connect so we left. This is an ongoing problem at this location because the adjacent pub has to police their car park and insist that only users of the pub can park there. Also an enterprising landowner is offering all day parking further along the road for £3.00.

Tip- for whoever owns the car park- get with new meters which can accept contact free card payment.
Written August 31, 2020
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