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Maunsel Lock

Maunsel Lock was once busy with boats plying their trade to and from Bridgwater Docks. Today, it's a great place to start exploring the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.

General information

Address: Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, Bankland, North Newton, TA7 0DH

Visit time: 1hrs - 2hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is parking at the visitor centre

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

Take a boat trip and discover more about the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Nearby

Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, Bridgwater Docks

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!

Refreshments

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There is a picnic area

Trails

  • The Somerset Space Walk is a true scale model of our Solar System with the ‘planets' strategically placed along the towpath. The relative sizes of the planets and the distances between them help us to identify with the vast emptiness of space.

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Dragonflies
  • Kingfishers
  • Herons

The wetland habitat is carefully managed to support wildlife, including large stocks of fish, particularly roach, pike, perch, carp, bream and tench. This rich food supply attracts kingfishers and herons and in spring and summer the wildflowers along the banks are alive with butterflies, crickets, dragonflies and damselflies