As of Fri, 19 June 2020 - the Park has opened the Violettes Lock gates and closed those at Pennyfield, meaning that the entire two-mile reach is navigable. Thank-you, NHP !
Likewise, the four-mile Georgetown Reach down from Lock 5 is also filling up after a long hiatus, enabling the Little Falls Loop. But in Oct? 2020 the NHP had drained it again, and our representations could not get it refilled. As of mid-Dec 2020 it is dry. - Alf