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Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks) visitor mooring

On this page you'll find information for visitor mooring at Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks)

The southern Grand Union Canal is popular with many different boaters. There is often high demand for moorings at popular locations.

A trial section of 2 day (48 hour) visitor moorings has been installed at Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks). Approximate half of the hard edged mooring above lock 26 and below lock 24 now has a 2 day (48 hour) stay time. This trial has been agreed following discussions with local businesses and the South East waterways Boaters sub group and is part of ongoing efforts to ensure fair access to moorings for all boaters.

The trial at Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks) will take place over 12 months (from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2015).  Boat sightings along with feedback from boaters or others about the trial visitor moorings will be evaluated. After the 12 month trial the Trust will make a decision about the future of these visitor moorings.

The Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks) visitor moorings are monitored by Canal & River Trust data checkers as part of their regular towpath boat checks. If boats exceed the free mooring period, they may be subject to a daily £25 extended stay charge. Like most visitor moorings we expect boaters will respect the advertised stay times. The Trust is not using volunteer mooring rangers at Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks). How moorings are monitored will be keep this under review subject to the outcome of the trial.

Anyone wishing to give feedback about the Stoke Hammond (Soulbury Three Locks) visitor moorings (or any other visitor moorings) can complete the visitor mooring feedback survey.

For more details about the Stoke Hammond visitor mooring contact matthew.symonds@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Last date edited: 14 July 2015