O/S Above Wheaton Aston Lock L1 Mooring L1

Wheaton Aston is a friendly village situated between Stafford and Telford on the Shropshire Union Canal.

This picturesque setting is popular with visitors, in part due to the stunning wildflower rich floodplain meadows which border the site. Managed as a series of hay meadows for centuries, they now attract a variety of wildlife and are a nationally important nature reserve.

The location has a popular canalside pub just a few minutes' walk from the site and shared facilities on the towpath site. There are 11 moorings in total, all on the off-side bank, with 7 spaces provided below Wheaton Aston Lock and a further 4 provided above the lock.

Nearest Road

Track alongside Tavern Bridge which runs parallel to the Canal

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

The nearest facilities, including drinking water, toilets, elsan and refuse disposal, are in a sanitary building below the lock, at the village services.

Mooring Pins are required at this site. Access to the site is across bridge 18

Car parking is available behind the CSF on a first come, first served basis.

Two pubs and a convenience store can be found in the village. Diesel is sold next to the Tavern Bridge, 200 metres from the moorings.

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.

Shropshire Union Canal
Access Restrictions

No public access to boats

Car Parking
None/Public Road
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

The moorings can easily be viewed from the public towpath opposite.

NOTE - We kindly ask you to only view the moorings from the pubic towpath, unless a prior appointment is arranged with the Mooring Sales Manager to accompany you.