Saul Junction L1 Leisure

Saul Junction is where the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal meets the Stroudwater Canal and was once a great meeting place for ships and crew, boats and boaters from around the world. Today the junction is still popular with boaters, as it is the mid point 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.

Our long term moorings are arranged over an area of approximately 260m and there is currently space for up to 18 vessels moored on the off-side bank.

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

The mooring site is in the village of Saul which is approximately two and a half miles from the M5 junction 13. Approach from the A38 at Whitminster along School Lane, turning right into Church Lane.

Road access to the site is from the north side of Sandfield Bridge (12). Turn right immediately after crossing over Sandfield Bridge onto the access road, which leads down to the main car park. The moorings are accessed on foot from Junction Bridge (11) via the off-side path to the side of Junction Bridge House.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

There are nearby facilities located near to the Cotswold Canal Trust Heritage Centre, between Saul Junction Bridge and Sandfield Bridge. Facilities there include car parking, drinking water, elsan disposal, laundry, pump out, showers and toilets. The reuse bins are located in the main car park area, near Junction Swing Bridge. These facilities are all shared with other boaters. 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 also a cafe situated near Sandfield Bridge.

The pay & display car park is for public use and spaces for boaters are not guaranteed or reserved. However, moorers are issued with one free annual parking permit. There is only pedestrian access to this mooring site.

There is a local store, post office and two pubs in the nearby village of Frampton-on-Severn (approximately one and a half miles away). Further services and shops can be found in the local towns of Stonehouse, Cam, Dursley and Quedgeley (all within a 6 miles radius).

There is a boatyard at Saul Junction, which offer repair facilities, including a dry dock and crane (up to 10 tonnes).

Diesel and gas can be purchased from A P Fuels which is between Sandfield Bridge and Fretherne Bridge (approximately half a mile south).

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 at the mooring site.

Car Parking
Regulated - Unsecured
Gated Access
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.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Laundry
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Maria Osborne