Stoke Bardolph Moorings are located in a rural spot to the east of Nottingham on the Non-tidal River Trent. For boaters, the broad and fast-flowing River Trent is a clear contrast to the narrow network of canals that it connects to.
The site provides space for up to three large vessels moored to the south-east side of the lock and next to a by-pass weir. A number of shops can be found in Burton Joyce, approximately two miles away or Nottingham City Centre can be reached by car in less than 20 minutes.
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful, rural location that is Stoke Lock and Woods. The mature woodland around Stoke Lock was planted just after the lock was built in 1927, creating an excellent site for walkers and nature lovers. There are also some fascinating conservation projects taking place in the area. Visitors can discover more from the interpretation panel and listening post on site.
To reach the site, take the A612 to Burton Joyce. Turn into Station Road and proceed over the level crossing and follow Stoke Lane until you reach the Ferry Boat Inn. Continue a short distance then turn left in to the small turning circle and proceed through the metal gate (CRT standard key is required), over the cattle grid and along the lane approx. 750 metres until you reach the parking area.
Please note, there is no vehicle access beyond the parking area. You must walk along the towpath, crossing Stoke Bardolph Lock gates, follow the woodland path across the island and down a number of steps at the waters edge to the mooring site which is on the back water near the weir.
The facilities block is next to the lock. There is a waterpoint on the lock approach. The refuse disposal point is in the corner of the car park.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Customers wishing to secure a mooring must first gain full approval from the Canal & River Trust that their craft is suitable to moor at this site. This is due to the high freeboard depth from coping edge to water level.
The site can be viewed at any time, there are no viewing restrictions. Whilst at the site however, please respect the privacy of other moorers