Splatt Bridge Moorings lie to the south of Frampton-on-Severn village, on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal in Gloucestershire. When the canal opened, in1826, it was the broadest and deepest canal in Britain and even today it stands out from other navigations because of its sheer scale and impressive engineering.
Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Purton Hulks boat graveyard and Gloucester's historic docks are all within easy reach of this popular mooring site.
The linear site is approximately 390m long. It provides space for up to 20 vessels, moored on the off-side.
The site is located one mile south of Frampton-on-Severn village and can be accessed by turning into The Street off The Perry Way (B4071). From here, continue through the village to Splatt Bridge. The moorings are on the offside of the canal, to the north of Splatt Bridge.
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The water point that splits the two sections of moorings here is shared with passing boaters, with a 25m clearance gap for boats to pull-in to use. The refuse disposal compound is located next to the bridge. These facilities are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
Saul Junction (approximately 1.5 miles north) has a full range of facilities including water point, refuse disposal, elsan, pump-out, toilets, showers and launderette.
Llanthony Pontoons, near Gloucester Docks (approximately 10 miles north) have facilities which include water point, refuse disposal, elsan and pump-out. Within Gloucester Docks at Harbour House there is also a toilet.
A P Fuels (situated about one mile north between Fretherne Bridge and Sandfield Bridge) sell diesel, gas and petrol and R W Davis (situated at Saul Junction) offer boat yard facilities including repairs, dry dock and crane up to 10 tonnes.
There is a moorers car park located to the south of the mooring site, behind Splatt Bridge House, which has a site specific padlocked gate. This is just two minutes walk from the mooring site entrance. Spaces here cannot be reserved or guaranteed for boaters. There is also a public car park near the bridge, which belongs to the parish council.
In the village of Frampton on Severn (three quarters of a mile north) there is a local store, post office and two pubs. More services and shops including supermarkets, banks and restaurants can be found in Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Cam and Dursley - all of which are within a seven miles radius of the mooring site.
All customer items must be stored on their boat and not upon any of the surrounding land areas at the mooring site.
There are no access restrictions to this mooring site and it can be viewed at any time.