Bugsworth Basin L1

Bugsworth Basin is a canal basin at the terminus of the Peak Forest Canal. It is located at Buxworth (formerly Bugsworth) in the valley of the Black Brook, close to Whaley Bridge. It was once a busy interchange with the Peak Forest Tramway, for the transport of limestone and burnt lime. The mooring site is situated on the fringe of the Peak District National Park.

Site Facilities
Elsan Disposal
Nearest Road

Access to Bugsworth Basin is from Brookside, off of the B6062, New Road. There are brown tourist signs to Bugsworth Basin from the A6 and from the B6062.

The mooring site is approximately two and a half miles from Whaley Bridge.

Nearest Station

Whaley Bridge

Nearest Town

Whaley Bridge

Additional Information

The nearest facilities, including water point, elsan and toilets, are available within Bugsworth Basin and are for the use of all boaters. These facilities 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 alternate arrangements.

The mooring site is 78 metres long and has capacity for 4 moored boats.

The moorings are within Bugsworth Basin which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The berths are in the lower basin alongside the retaining wall.

Peak Forest Canal
Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

The mooring site has no access restrictions and can be viewed at any time. Please have consideration for the other moorers on site.

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  • Elsan Disposal
  • Toilets
Leanne Higham
07770 610213 or 0303 040 40 40