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Accessible Moorings - Wales & South West

Accessibility for visitor moorings at Brecon, Gloucester, Bath, Bathampton, Bradford on Avon, Devizes, Hungerford, Newbury, Saul Junction

Brecon 48 hour mooring - Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: The Brecon 48 hour towpath mooring has accessibility for all, including wheelchair access to the mooring.

Car Parking: There is no Trust owned car park at this site, there is however a pay to stay car park close by.

Toilets: There are toilets and facilities for boaters just past the 1st bridge after 48 hour mooring.

Brecon visitor mooring
Brecon visitor mooring - 2

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Horseshoe Walk, Bath - Kennet & Avon

Rings or Bollards: Posts

Towpath surface: Grass & gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes at either end

Car Parking: Limited 2 hour road bays

Toilets: None near, but some in town centre

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Horseshoe Walk, Bath visitor mooring
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Bathampton School - Kennet & Avon

Towpath surface: Grass & gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: The moorings are step free so easily accessible for all although the small section at the end of the Visitor moorings where the water point is located is down 2 shallow steps. There are numerous benches situated under the large oak trees to rest and enjoy all the comings and goings.

Car Parking: Short term parking running parallel to the canal with slightly longer parking available a short drive away in the village of Bathampton.

Toilets: The only toilet facilities in the area are at The George Public house, a stones throw from these moorings.

People walk along the towpath in the sun, passing moored boats

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Bradford -on-Avon below - Kennet & Avon

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Gravel, grass

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes. A shopping centre is on the same side as the moorings approx 200 yards away. The Lock Inn Cafe is nearby.

Car Parking: Trust car park, 150 m above lock 14

Toilets: Above lock 14

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Devizes Wharf - Kennet & Avon

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Grass & gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes at either end

Car Parking: Council car park on offside opposite the moorings

Toilets: Toilet facilities are available in the Wharf tea rooms close by

Devizes

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Hungerford Wharf - Kennet & Avon

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Grass

Accessibility to hinterland: Level step free access. Partial gravel slipway to waters edge, most of the moorings are grass side.

Car Parking: No Trust or other car park on site, 2 hour parking bays available in residential road alongside. Tesco carpark approx 400 yards away.

Toilets: No toilet on site but one can be found at Tescos or in town centre

Hungerford visitor mooring
Boating through Hungerford

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Newbury Wharf - Kennet & Avon

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Grass & gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes. A shopping centre is on the same side as the moorings approx 200 yards away.

Car Parking: Wharf carpark on opposite side to the moorings. Pay and display carpark on mooring side.

Toilets: None near, but some in shopping centre

Newbury visitor moorings

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Gloucester Docks 48 hour mooring - Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings or pontoons

Towpath surface: Paved, tarmacked

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to Gloucester Quays shopping centre, many pubs and restaurants, Gloucester Waterways Museum.

Car Parking: Gloucester Quays

Toilets: There are toilets that are situated by the Alexandra warehouse, opposite the Edward Elgar holiday cruiser. Also in the shopping centre.

Gloucester Docks visitor mooring
Gloucester Docks visitor mooring - 5

Access to the 48 hour pontoons.

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Access to the 48 hour pontoon at the north quay end.

Gloucester Docks visitor mooring - 2

This is the west quay wall leading up to the Gloucester lock. This has mooring rings and an electric point. It is quite a high wall.

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Saul Junction - Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Grass & tarmac

Accessibility to hinterland: level

Car Parking: The car park is in reasonable condition and is split into 3 parts. Each part has its own pay machine accepting cash, credit or phone pay

Section 1, on the right just after the Stables café is in good order.

Section 2, on the right side after the Cotswold Canal Trust Visitor centre, is smaller but well used and popular.

Section 3, at the far end of the site is the largest and has 10 designated disabled bays with easy access to the towpath

Toilets: In the Stables Café and a disabled toilet in the Cotswold Canal Trust Visitor Centre

Saul Junction visitor mooring

Last Edited: 18 October 2021

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