Planning your visit
Address: Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, Bankland, North Newton, TA7 0DH View on Google map
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
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.
- Walking and dog walking
- Cycling - on National Cycle route 3
- Canoeing, kayaking and paddle boards
- There is a picnic area - so bring your blankets and baskets
Somerset Space Walk - 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.
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.
By car - there is parking at the visitor centre
By boat - need to fill up your water tank? Find out more about our Maunsel Locks moorings