Accessible Moorings - West Midlands

Accessible visitor mooring details

Holiday Street - Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Slope up to Mailbox shopping centre, restaurants, The Cube. Level access to Gas Street.

Car Parking: Mailbox car park, on street metre parking

Toilets: In the Mailbox

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Gas Street to Salvage Turn - Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to Gas Street via archway. Access up to Brindley Place from Gas Street, including Ikon Gallery, pubs and restaurants, and bridge across to International Convention Centre (ICC) and Symphony Hall.

Car Parking: On street metred parking in Gas Street

Toilets: In pubs and restaurants, ICC

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Sheepcote Street - New Mainline, Birmingham

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes up to bridges across the canal, or to Brindley Place, where there is level access across the bridge to the ICC and Symphony Hall. Bridge surfaces as in the photographs.

Car Parking: Brindley Place

Toilets: Pubs and restaurants in Brindley Place, ICC

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National Indoor Arena/Tindal Bridge - New Mainline, Birmingham

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Slopes up to higher level for shops, restaurants, or access to Brindley place. Level towpath along to Cambrian Wharf or the Roundhouse. Access to Utilita Arena

Car Parking: Utilita Arena

Toilets: Local pubs and restaurants

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Vincent Street - New Mainline, Birmingham

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to the Roundhouse, but the area inside the Roundhouse is cobbled before the smoother surface.

Car Parking: On street metred parking

Toilets: In the Roundhouse

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Cambrian Wharf - Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Over turnabout bridge to ICC and Symphony Hall, and up paved slope to Utilita Arena.

Car Parking: Utilita Arena

Toilets: Canal & River Trust toilets, showers at Cambrian Wharf office

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Waterfront, Merry Hill - Dudley No 1 Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Aapproximately 300m of both bollards and rings

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Easily accessible to get to Merry Hill shopping centre and bus station to travel to other destinations.

Car Parking: Car parking is limited to pay and display on Brierley Oak pub, or three hours max free parking at the waterfront.

Toilets: Public toilets plus Trust service block including WC and Shower

This is a 14 day mooring.

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Dudley Tunnel - Dudley Tunnel Branch 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust via a lift from the towpath. Lower floors accessible by sloping path. Accessible trip boat to explore the tunnels. Cafe. Moorings both side, may be possible to access the Black Country Museum from the towpath.

Car Parking: Level car parking by the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust building.

Toilets: In Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust building

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Tipton, Coronation Gardens - Old Main Line 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Gentle, good surfaces. Access to park and station

Car Parking: On-street parking

Toilets: In station

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Wolverhampton, Top Lock - Old Main Line 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Gentle, good surfaces. Access to cafe, Little Civic Theatre, cinema, station

Car Parking: Broad Street car park, metred on-street parking

Toilets: In station, town centre

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Moorings opposite the visitor mooring are also accessible up a slope to the bridge:

 

Wednesfield - Wyrley & Essington Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Rings, Bollards

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Flat, good surfaces. Access to cineworld, cafes, retail park, Aldi

Car Parking: Big pay and display car park next to moorings

Toilets: In shopping centre

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Walsall - Walsall Town Arm  

Rings or Bollards: Rings, pontoons

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Flat, good surfaces. Crown Wharf shopping park opposite, right next to Premier Inn and cafes.

Car Parking: Big pay and Display carpark next to moorings

Toilets: Crown Wharf shopping park

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The Dingle, Selly Oak 14 day - Worcester & Birmingham Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to local shopping centre including Sainsbury’s, Aldi, restaurants, take aways and Selly Oak train station, plus buses into city centre 

Car Parking: On-street parking or time limited parking on shopping centre (4hrs)

Toilets: Sainsburys

This is a 14 day mooring.

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York Street, Stourport-on-Severn - Staffs & Worcs Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: The moorings are step free so easily accessible. There is a locked bar, but possible to move around it. Access to town centre, or riverside.

Car Parking: Bridge Street car park, Vale Street car park, and limited parking along Mart Lane.

Toilets: Trust facilities a short way away in waterway building

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Access to the town via gates:

 

Diglis, Worcester - The Commandery  - Worcester & Birmingham Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards & rings

Surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Flat access to town via the towpath by the 14 day moorings and facilities. There are two mooring areas. The Commandery is further from the towpath access point. Facilities are on the 14 day mooring site.

Car Parking: On-street parking

Toilets: Trust facilities

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Westport Lake - Trent & Mersey 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Accessible by foot and car, access to Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, with cafe.

Car Parking: Local authority car parking nearby

Toilets: Local authority accessible disabled toilet and shower

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Fradley Junction - Trent & Mersey 

Rings or Bollards: Rings and bollards

Towpath surface: Gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to nature reserve and cafe. Water point and waste facilites too.

Car Parking: Trust owned car park on site

Toilets: Trust toilets, showers

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Rugeley - Trent & Mersey 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Grass and gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to Tesco's

Car Parking: Tesco

Toilets: At Tesco

   

Etruria - Caldon Canal  

Rings or Bollards: Rings & Bollards

Towpath surface: Gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Easy access by car and foot

Car Parking: Etruria museum car parking nearby

Toilets: Trust toilet and all boat services

 

Park Lane Endon - Caldon Canal

Rings or Bollards: Rings & Bollards

Towpath surface: Grass & gravel

Accessibility to hinterland: Pump out, waste and water points

Car Parking: No car parks

Toilets: Trust toilets, showers.

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Coventry Basin 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Access to town centre

Car Parking: In the basin

Toilets: Canal & River Trust toilets  

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Leamington Spa - Lidl 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

Towpath surface: Paved

Accessibility to hinterland: Accessible only if you can negotiate the gate to Lidl, which is wide but may still present some problems. Homebase and shopping centre locally, all level.

Car Parking: At the supermarket

Toilets: None immediately

Access to Lidl and beyond is via a wide gate:

 

Stratford - Bancroft Basin & Red Lion 

Rings or Bollards: Bollards

Towpath surface: Paved or pontoon

Accessibility to hinterland: The moorings are step free to the town centre.

Car Parking: Pay and display carparks in the town, level

Toilets: Town centre

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Bancroft basin visitor mooring:

Red Lion visitor mooring:

 

Ellesmere - Llangollen Canal 

Rings or Bollards: Rings

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 actually down two shallow steps. There are numerous benches situated under the large oak trees to rest and enjoy all the comings and goings. 

Car Parking: There is parking available near Blackwater Marina in lay-bys, Blackwater Marina (would need permission), the town centre and Tesco’s superstore (short stay only). There may be limited parking by the Trust office.

Toilets: There is a Trust toilet block, and toilets are also available in Tesco

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Trevor Basin - Llangollen Canal

Rings or Bollards: Yes

Towpath surface: Paved area

Accessibility to town or facilities: Yes, all flat

Car Parking: Yes, adjacent

Toilets: Yes, in the visitor centre

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Last date edited: 23 November 2021