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Accessible Moorings - London & South East

London & South East Accessible Moorings

Banbury - Oxford Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards both sides

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: The moorings are step free, with a gentle ramp from the offside moorings up to the town centre. Moorings from the towpath lead directly into the park beyond the bridge and will give access to the cinema complex that is nearly completed. The bus station adjoins the canal south of Lock 29.

Car Parking: Compton Street long stay car park adjoins the canal from the offside, and there are other town centre carparks.

Toilets: Public toilets in town centre

Boats moored along both sides of the canal in Banbury town centre

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Thrupp - Oxford Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Grass on seven day, gravel, grass on 48 hour mooring

Accessibility to hinterland: The moorings are step free, with access over a bridge to the cafe and parking area. Step free to Trust facilities. Access to the Boat in from seven day moorings, and the Jolly Boatman from the 48 hour mooring. Bus stop to Oxford by Jolly Boatman.

Car Parking: Trust car park

Toilets: Trust facilities and toilets in cafe

Thrupp visitor mooring

Access to cafe

Thrupp - access to cafe

Access gate to facilities

Thrupp - access to facilities

Thrupp facilities building

Thrupp - facilities

48 hour mooring by Jolly Boatman - access to pub and bus stop to Oxford.

Thrupp - Jolly Boatman

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Little Venice Visitor Mooring - Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Brick blocks, some cobbles around mooring rings, concrete paving slabs

Accessibility to hinterland: Level access off the towpath. There is a barrier to slow bikes which may impede wide mobility scooters. Service block is not fully accessible. It is close to Paddington Station with step free access to the underground from early 2022, when the Elizabeth line opens.

Car Parking: Trust owned car park on site, on street metred parking

Toilets: Trust toilets, showers. Step up from the towpath

Little Venice visitor mooring
Little Venice VM access gate
Little Venice VM access gate 2
Little Venice access to pavement

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Broadway Market Visitor Mooring - Regent's Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Brick and concrete paving on shorter stay section near the bridge, with some grass verge on the longer stay section nearer to the access point

Accessibility to hinterland: Level access from the longer stay section

Car Parking: On street metre parking, car park in Mare Street

Toilets: London Fields public toilets

Broadway Market visitor mooring
Broadway Market 14 day

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Victoria Park Visitor Mooring - Regents Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings and some bollards

Towpath surface: Brick and concrete paving

Accessibility to hinterland: Level access into Victoria Park. Café in the park

Car Parking: In the park, off Grove Road

Toilets: Yes, level access but not wide

Boats moored along the towpath in Victoria Park, surrounded by autumn leaves
Victoria Park access to park
Victoria Park Visitor mooring 2

Last Edited: 25 November 2021

photo of a location on the canals
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