Allington Lock and Slipway
Gateway to the rural River Medway
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NOTE: Changes to registration for all powered vessels using the Medway: Please follow this link for full details.

Allington Lock is operated by duty lock keepers. The normal opening times are as follows:

Between 1 March and 31 October, three hours before high water and two hours after, where those hours fall between 7am and sunset;
On any other day between three hours before high water and two hours after, where those hours fall between 8am and 4pm.
Tide tables can be found here.

Lock keepers are on standby outside these hours for those that wish to travel at night. Contact the lock keeper here.

You will require a river licence to use the Medway above Allington Lock. The latest licence charges can be found here.

Overnight mooring may be available at Allington Lock - pre-booking is essential by phoning the lock keeper. The contact number is here.

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