Situated close to Daventry in Northamptonshire, Braunston is the meeting point of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals. The small village thrived for over 150 years on the canal trade - carrying goods from the Midlands to London. Now it is a centre for leisure activities and boasts by far and away the busiest stretch of canal anywhere in the country.
There are two permanent long term mooring sites in the area - Braunston Puddlebanks is situated on the Oxford Canal. This small layby site is approximately 60m long and provides space for up to 3 vessels.
Although we do not provide parking facilities, it may be possible to arrange charged parking with the landowner of the adjacent field - details on request
The mooring site is approx. 160 metres south of Braunston Turn, just below Bridge 95. The A45 London Road is 300 metres from the moorings. However, there is no road access to the site.
To reach the moorings by foot, take the towpath south from Braunston Turn and cross the stiles adjacent to Bridge 95.
Braunston village centre is within half a mile of the site and provides a wide range of services including 4 pubs, a well-stocked shop and post office, chandleries, tea room and church.
Daventry town centre is approximately 3 miles to the east.
The nearest water, refuse and elsan disposal facilities can be found on the offside of the canal at Braunston Turn, 160 metres away.
Another elsan disposal is available on the towpath side of the canal, east towards Braunston Marina, approximately 500 metres from the site. Braunston Marina provides a full range of boaters facilities and services. Further refuse disposal and drinking water facilities can be found adjacent to The Stop House, approximately 700 metres away.
Mooring rings are installed at the site but mooring pins will also be required dependent on boat length and ring spacing.
All customer items must be stored on boats and not on any of the surrounding land areas
The mooring site has no access restrictions and can be viewed at any time