Lower Maunsel Lock L1 Leisure

Lower Maunsel Lock Moorings are situated in a tranquil spot along the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal in Somerset.

Taunton, just over five miles away, has a wide range of shops and services including a number of specialist shops, monthly farmers market and a large selection of high street names. The town also has a large selection of pubs and restaurants.

The mooring site is approximately 35m long and offers space for up to 4 vessels moored against the off-side bank.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

The mooring site is at the mid-point of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, close to the village of North Newton.

The site is reached off of the A38 at North Petherton, along Newton Road, which follows onto Bankland Lane. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Maunsel Canal Centre. The mooring site is appoximately four and a half miles from the M5 motorway, junction 24.

Nearest Station

Taunton or Bridgwater

Nearest Town


Additional Information

The water point is on the towpath side of the canal, opposite the moorings, and is shared with passing boaters. There is a refuse compound near the car park entrance and the toilets and elsan facilities are within the canal centre building.

The car parking is available is also for public use, so spaces for boaters cannot be guaranteed or reserved. The car park is across the road from the mooring site and canal centre.

The wooden pontoon structure has been fitted with an anti-slip surface.

Access to the moorings is through a gate fitted with a standard BWB padlock. The permanent moorings are on the off-side, next to the Canal Centre and accessed along a footpath from Maunsel Lock.

The nearest local shops and services can be found in the nearby villages of North Newton, one and a half miles away, or North Petherton, four miles away.

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.

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Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
Access Restrictions

All customer items must be stored on their boat and not on the pontoon jetty, or on any of the surrounding land at the mooring site.

Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Gated Access
BW Key
Pontoon Type
Fixed with Timber Surface
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be seen from the towpath opposite, but access to the site must be arranged with the mooring manager.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Toilets
Maria Osborne