Tall Ships Festival, Gloucester Docks

Detail

From Date: 01/06/2022 09:00

To Date: 07/06/2022 16:00 inclusive

Type: Event

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Starts at: Sharpness Tidal Basin

Ends at: Bridge 24, Llanthony Lift Bridge

Updates

03/06/2022 16:16

Please be advised that the timings for boat transit through Gloucester Docks during the Tall Ships festival have been updated, and are as follows:

Saturday 4th June - 8am to 12pm, and then 5pm to 7pm

Sunday 5th June - 8am to 12pm, and then 5pm to 7pm

This has changed from 7am opening which was an error. We apologise for any confusion and inconvenience caused.

You are welcome to contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team. 

Description

Tall Ships arrival on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

The tall ships will be arriving at Gloucester Docks on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd June ready for the Festival.

Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge-keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHF Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Boats moored along the canal are advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when mooring their vessels.

Visitor Moorings (in the Dock)

All visitor moorings within the dock basin will be suspended from 9am on Thursday 2nd June until 12pm on Monday 6th June.

Boats who have won a mooring through our ballot process must be on their mooring no later than Thursday 4pm (2nd June 2022) and cannot leave their mooring until Monday morning (6th June 2022)

Visitor Moorings (outside the Dock)

Bakers Quay 48hr moorings (south of Llanthony Bridge) will only have 25m of mooring available, on a first come first served basis. No booking is possible. If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships event, we strongly advise you call 01452 312143 (Llanthony Bridge 8am to 7pm) in advance to check availability.

Boat travel through Gloucester docks during the Tall Ships Festival

Please be aware that boat travel through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be only permitted at the following times:

Wednesday 1st - Thursday 2nd June – Please expect short delays due to Festival installation activities and Tall Ships arrival.

Friday 3rd June - Normal boat movement for the majority of the day, however, please expect 10–15-minute delays to accommodate on water activities taking place at 12pm, 2pm & 5pm. 

Saturday 4th June - 7am to 12pm, and then 5pm to 7pm

Sunday 5th June - 7am to 12pm, and then 5pm to 7pm

Monday 6th June - Tuesday 7th June – Please expect short delays due to Festival dismantling and Tall Ship departure.

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You are welcome to contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.