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Ware Lock
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Ware Lock
Waterway River Lee Navigation
County Hertfordshire
Maintained by Environment Agency
Operation Manual
First built 1855
Length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Width 16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall 7 feet 6 inches (2.3 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
25 miles (40 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Coordinates 51°48′39″N 0°02′28″W / 51.810842°N 0.041049°W / 51.810842; -0.041049Coordinates: 51°48′39″N 0°02′28″W / 51.810842°N 0.041049°W / 51.810842; -0.041049

Ware Lock (No2) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Ware. The lock stands adjacent to Ware Weir and is the only lock on the Navigation to be operated and maintained by the Environment Agency.

Public access

The lock stands on the River Lee Navigation towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk.

Unlike most of the locks on the Lea, when travelling upstream, the temporary mooring before entering the lock is on the right-hand (starboard) side of the river, as is the mooring on leaving the lock.

Public transport

  • Ware railway station
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