Situated on the Ashby Canal, Sutton Cheney Wharf is in an attractive rural setting, a little over half a mile from the village of Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire. Close by is the famous Battle of Bosworth Field, a popular visitor attraction, where 'Richard of York gave battle in vain’ back in 1485, ending the War of the Roses.
The Ashby Canal is an unspoilt and lock-free rural canal winding its way through picturesque countryside on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.
The linear site is approximately 400m long and provides space for up to 23 vessels.
Please be aware, there are depth issues along sections of the Ashby Canal. Therefore, we recommend customers always assess the site before purchasing a berth.
The A444 links Nuneaton town with the M42 motorway near Measham. It crosses the A5 Trunk Road two miles south of Atherstone and 6 miles north of the M69 motorway junction.
To reach the site, take the A444 north from the A5 following the direction to Fenny Drayton. Passing through this village, turn right following the sign towards Sutton Cheney. The canal bridge is reached after approximately four miles of reasonably straight road. Turn left onto the public car park after crossing the canal bridge. A short walk under the same bridge leads to the mooring site.
The site is near to Sutton Cheney Wharf where a number of waterpoints are available. There is a facilities block housing showers, toilets and an elsan disposal. These are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
There is a cafe here also.
Parking is available in the public Pay & Display car park near the mooring site. One parking permit will be issued free of charge with this berth.
The mooring gate is fitted with a combination lock.
The town of Nuneaton, offering a wide range of shops, banks and public amenities, is approximately seven miles to the south by car. The village of Market Bosworth has a selection of shops and is three miles away by car.
Access to all mooring berths is by way of a loose gravel pathway.
This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.
The site can be viewed from the adjacent towpath. Access onto the site is by appointment with the Moorings Manager only.