Great Bedwyn (Above Lock) L1

Great Bedwyn is a small village on the Kennet & Avon Canal and River Dun in Wiltshire.

The Canal & River Trust provides 22 mooring spaces in the area, both above and below Church Lock. Above the lock, the mooring site extends for approximately 210m and provides space for 12 craft moored on the off-side bank.

Work has been undertaken on this site to install mooring jetties with a GRP honeycomb surface, which are spaced at 5 metre intervals along the moorings.

Nearest Road

The mooring site is in the village of Great Bedwyn, between Hungerford, six miles away, and Marlborough, seven miles away.

Great Bedwyn village has a post office, general stores, pubs and a payphone. Further amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Marlborough and Hungerford.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

Facilities, including a car park, pump-out, water point, elsan and a refuse compound can be found within the main car park area, below Church Lock (on the towpath side, opposite the moorings). These facilities are not a dedicated facility for the Great Bedwyn mooring customers, as they are open for use by passing boats, as well as other canal users.

There is a large car park by Bridge 95, Great Bedwyn Bridge, and a smaller car park by Bridge 97, Mill Bridge. These car parks are for public use so spaces for moorers cannot be reserved or guaranteed.

Access is from the main car park by Great Bedwyn Bridge (95) along the towpath towards Church Lock (64). These moorings are on the off-side of the canal, to the east of Church Bridge (96) and through a wooden gate.

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.

What3Words: ///jots.rotations.buffoon

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
Pontoon Type
Fixed with GRP Surface
Viewing Arrangements

The moorings are accessible to view by crossing Church Lock Bridge over to the offside of the canal and walking past the lock to a pedestrian access gate leading onto the moorings.

Maria Osborne