Kintbury L1 Leisure

Located on the North Wessex Downs, the pretty village of Kintbury lies with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty . The Canal & River Trust manages 8 moorings on the off-side bank of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

The location is conveniently accessible by road and rail and the nearby proximity of both Reading and Newbury provide boaters with a wide selection of shopping, entertainment and other local amenities.

Site Facilities
Drinking Water Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

The nearest towns are Newbury, approximately six miles to the east, and Hungerford, approximately three miles to the west.

The mooring site is in the village of Kintbury and can be accessed along Station Road. To reach the site from the M4 leave at either Junction 14 (from the west) or Junction 15 (from the east).

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

The mooring is accessed via a set of double wooden gates, which are secured with a padlock on a chain. There is one water point midway along the moorings. Other shared facilities, including a pump-out, elsan and a refuse compound are located over on the towpath side of the canal. Disabled facilities are available in the public toilet block.

Further services for water, refuse disposal, pump-out and elsan can be found at Hungerford sanitary station or at Newbury Boat Company. Diesel can purchased at Newbury Boat Company.

A large car park is available on the towpath side of the canal. This car park entrance is between the railway line and Bridge 75 (Kintbury Bridge). The moorings are between Bridge 75 and Bridge 76 (Vicarage Bridge).

Mooring rings are installed along the length of the site, on the wooden staging platforms.

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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Kennet & Avon 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
Unregulated - Unsecured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be seen from the towpath opposite, but please contact the Mooring Manager if you require access to the site, as the gates are kept locked with a combination code padlock.

  • Car Parking Nearby
  • Drinking Water
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
Maria Osborne