Kingswood Junction is an interesting part of the canal network near Lapworth in Warwickshire. It is the meeting place of the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal and the Grand Union Canal. In the vicinity there are some good local pubs, two interesting National Trust properties and excellent walking trails.
In total the Trust provides 37 permanent moorings - 7 along the line of the canal on the off-side bank and a further 30 within a small secure basin at the bottom of the Lapworth Lock Flight.
From the M40, junction 16, take the A3400 to Hockley Heath. Turn right onto the B4439 Old Warwick Road and then right again into Brome Hall Lane. Turn left into the car park. Walk between the buildings where you will see a canal bridge. From here you will see the Basin.
The moorings are in Lapworth village, at the junction of the northern and southern parts of the Stratford upon Avon Canal, in the basin that forms the junction with the short branch linking the Stratford Canal to the Grand Union Mainline.
Lapworth or Dorridge (Chiltern Line)
Electricity bollards are adjacent to each berth on these pontoon moorings they and are operated via a pre pay system.
The Kingswood Basin moorings are in a secluded location with a combination code access gate leading onto the pontoons.
The facilities block (housing a toilet & a shower) is approximately 100 metres away, by the Lapworth Link picnic area, where you will also find the pump-out, elsan and a water point. There is a refuse compound located at the top of the car park, to the left, as you enter the CRT yard off Brome Hall Road. These facilities are not a dedicated for the Kingswood Basin/Kingswood Junction mooring customers, as they are open for use by passing boats, as well as other canal users.
A small car park area (max 12 cars) is within the nearby Canal & River Trust workshop complex. Spaces in this car park are on a first come, first served basis so cannot be guaranteed or reserved. Parking is also available within the wooded area, near the picnic spot.
There is a shop and local pubs within 10 minutes walk of the car park or you can drive into Hockley Village.
All customer items must be stored on their boat and not on any of the surrounding land at the mooring site.
The site can be viewed from the towpath. Please make an appointment for access to the pontoons.