Monk Meadow L1 Leisure

Located within a mile of Gloucester City Centre, the Basin at Monk Meadow was opened in 1892 originally to provide quay-space for the timber trade. It now serves as an off-line marina and lies close to local shops and amenities, as well as the fascinating Gloucester Waterways Museum.

The layout of the moorings allows for small and large craft, with berth sizes at 8m, 18.5m and 20m in length. With 40 berths, it is one of our largest sites in the South West of England.

Nearest Road

The site is off the A430 (Hempsted Lane/Secunda Way roundabout), approximately half a mile south of Gloucester Docks.

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Additional Information

The nearest facilities are at Llanthony pontoons, Gloucester, approximately 300 yards to the north of Monk Meadow Basin. Facilities there include water point, refuse disposal, elsan and pump out. Additional toilet facilities can be found within Harbour House in Gloucester Docks. The facilities listed are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement. There are also boat repair facilities in Gloucester Docks.

There is no car parking available at the site. Daily & monthly parking is available in the Sainsburys car park and you can book spaces there through a web-site operated through Horizon Parking ( Charges range from £5 a day, or £45 per month.

Access onto these pontoon moorings is for key holders only and keys can be purchased from the Moorings Manager upon payment of a £50 deposit for each key, which is refundable upon return.

The mooring site is approximately one mile from Gloucester city centre.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Although almost now complete, the land surrounding Monk Meadow Basin is currently undergoing re-development. The construction of the residential dwellings is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.

During this period there may be some disturbance to mooring customers, and throughout the redevelopment works there will be no vehicular access permitted to the moorings and mooring customers will need to park off-site.

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 pontoon areas at the mooring site.

Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Combination Number Code
Pontoon Type
Floating with Timber Surface
Viewing Arrangements

The perimeter of the site is accessible to view, however, the entrance onto the pontoons has a locked gate. Please phone the Moorings Manager if you need access to the pontoon.

Maria Osborne