Cropredy is a small village which lies roughly on the mid-point of the Oxford Canal and close to Banbury in Oxfordshire. Each year in August, the sleepy village comes alive when Fairport's Cropredy Convention - an annual festival of folk and rock music.
The Canal & River Trust manages 10 long term leisure moorings at this site.
The moorings are 80 metres south of Bridge 153, in the heart of Cropredy village. Cropredy is approximately 1 mile from the main A423, Southam to Banbury road, and is well signposted.
To reach the site from the village, turn off Station Road into The Plantation. Bridge 153 is just 150 metres along this lane, next to The Old Coal Wharf. An access slope opposite the village shop leads down to the towpath.
Cropredy is a popular village, approx 4 miles from Banbury, with excellent amenities and is within easy walking distance of the mooring site. There is a village website which provides further information.
The nearest facilities, including a winding hole, drinking water, toilet, elsan and refuse disposal, are at the Canal & River Trust yard on the offside of the canal, just south of bridge 153. Facilities are for the use of all boaters and the general public ans are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
Car parking is not available at this site so moorers must make alternative arrangements.
A stone towpath runs between Bridges 153 and 154, with a narrow strip between the path and the hedge. There are designated visitor moorings at each end of the site.
During August, the annual Fairport Convention Festival is held in and around the village. During this weekend the area surrounding the mooring site is likely to be congested and parking will be difficult.
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.
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
The site is situated on the towpath, therefore can be viewed at any time.
However, please be respectful of individuals moored at the location.