If you are new to boating, you may find your first lock a little daunting. This short video clip from the Canal and River Trust shows you everything you need to know.
You can always be sure of good friendly advice from the experienced volunteer lock keepers at Hillmorton. Why not pop down prior to your first trip and pick up a few tips.
The Boaters Handbook published by the Canal and River Trust, has every thing you need to make your first trip both safe and enjoyable you can download free from here