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.
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
Take a boat trip and discover more about the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.
Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, Bridgwater Docks
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
Tea shop with local produce
has all weather cover to keeping you warm and dry!
There is a picnic area
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.
You may see:
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