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.
There is a facilities block (housing a toilet & a shower), which is approximately 150 metres away, by the Lapworth Link picnic area, where you will also find a pump-out, elsan and a water point. There is a refuse compound located at the top of a car parking area, to the left, as you enter the CRT yard off Brome Hall Road. All of the nearby facilities listed are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
A small car park area (max 12 cars) is within the nearby Canal & River Trust yard. Spaces in this car park are on a first come, first served basis and spaces cannot be guaranteed or reserved. Parking is also available within the wooded area, near the picnic spot (not under the control of CRT).
There is a shop and local pubs within 10 minutes walk of the car park or you can drive into Hockley Village.
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 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.