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Maunsel Lock

Hidden world arch

Planning your visit

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

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.

Great for

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

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


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!


Boat trips

Picnic spot

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:

  • 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


There is parking at the visitor centre

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