SO6401 : Lydney Harbour lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Lydney, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Lydney Harbour lock
Lydney Harbour lock
The Environment Agency, owners of Lydney Harbour, have undertaken an enormous amount of renovation (or 'regeneration' as they prefer to call it) in recent years and now the former near-derelict and silted up harbour is thriving again, with a large number of pleasure craft moored in its inner harbour.

The water level in the Tidal Basin (beyond the lock in this photo) is kept the same as the high tide level in the estuary. Boats can then enter through the sea gates for a short time either side of high water.

For a boat to use the lock, and thereby access the inner harbour, the water level in the lock is lowered to the same level as the water in the Tidal Basin by opening the sluices in the lower lock gates. Once the levels are equal the gates are opened and the boat can enter the lock.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 August, 2011
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6499 0139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.6086N 2:30.4857W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6496 0138
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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