Fretherne L1 Leisure

The Canal & River Trust provides 20 long term moorings close to the village of Frampton-on-Severn on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The site is split into two areas - north and south, and offers linear moorings on both the towpath side and off-side of the canal.

The southern section of the site is approximately 70m long and can accommodate up to 6 vessels moored against metal piling the off-side. The northern section is approximately 150m and can accommodate up to 13 vessels moored against a piled edge, with metal pile capping. There is a wide grassy bank that slopes from the towpath down to the mooring edge.

The nearby village has a local store, post office and two pubs. Further services and shops, including supermarkets, banks and restaurants, can be found in Quedgeley, Stonehouse, Cam and Dursley, all of which are within a seven mile radius of the site.

Site Facilities
Drinking Water Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

Access to the site is from the B4071 Bridge Street, near the village of Frampton on Severn. The site can be accessed via the grassy path leading down from the road, directly opposite the bridge hut.

Nearest Station

Gloucester, Stonehouse or Stroud

Nearest Town


Additional Information

The water point is at the north end of the mooring site and the refuse disposal point is in the car park area. These facilities are not a dedicated facility for the Fretherne mooring customers, as they are open for use by passing boats, as well as other canal users.

The nearest elsan, pump-out, toilets, showers and launderette facilities are to the north at Saul Junction (approx half a mile away). The boatyard at Saul Junction has repair, dry dock and crane facilities available.

A P Fuels (north of Fretherne Bridge) has diesel, petrol and gas.

There is a small car park with space for approximately 8 cars next to the bridge hut.

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 upon any of the surrounding land areas at the mooring site.

Car Parking
Regulated - Unsecured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

There are no access restrictions to this mooring site and it can be viewed at any time.

  • Car Parking Nearby
  • Drinking Water
  • Refuse Disposal
Maria Osborne