Maunsel Lock

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.

Things to do and see

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

  • 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.

Wildlife spotting:

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.

Getting here

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

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