Patch Bridge South L1 Leisure

Situated close to the pretty village of Slimbridge, Patch Bridge Moorings are a good base from which to explore the delights of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Purton Hulks boat graveyard and Gloucester's historic docks are all within easy reach of this popular mooring site.

The site is approximately 270m long and provides space for up to 14 boats moored against the off-side.

Site Facilities
Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

From the M5 (junction 13 or 14) take the turning for Slimbridge off of the A38, at the roundabout with a turning for Dursley A4135. From St Johns Road carry on into Kingston Road, which leads to Patch Bridge (approximately one and a half miles from the roundabout).

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

There are two water points nearby, which are located along the visitor moorings section and are shared with passing boaters. One water point is approximately 70 metres from the site entrance and the other is approximately 170 metres. The refuse disposal point is alongside the bridge control cabin.

The facilities listed are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.

There is no car park for this site so moorers must make their own arrangements.

Saul Junction (approx 6 miles north) has a full range of facilities including water, refuse, elsan, pump-out, toilets, showers and launderette.

The mooring site is to the south of Patch Bridge, beyond the visitor moorings. Set in the village of Slimbridge, adjacent to a touring camp site, cafe and a pub.

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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Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Access Restrictions

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

Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
Viewing Arrangements

The mooring site has no access restrictions and can be viewed at any time. Please have consideration for the other moorers on site.

  • Refuse Disposal
Maria Osborne