Stourport-on-Severn is a long way from the sea, but has the atmosphere of a true maritime holiday resort. Not surprisingly people from all over the region have been coming here for many years for a fun day out.
At the peak, Stourport was one of the busiest inland ports and to service increased traffic, a complex series of interconnecting basins evolved at the junction of the two waterways - the River Severn and the Staffordhsire & Worcestershire Canal. Today, these present a fascinating historic heritage landscape.
The Canal & River Trust provides over 50 moorings across the upper and lower basins and a range of facilities are available (please see individual mooring descriptions for more details).
There is a one-way system that circumnavigates the main town centre. From the direction of Kidderminster this road is the main A451 and enters the town along Lion Hill. Where the road bends right into York Street continue straight on into Mart Lane, entering the main upper basin mooring area. After the basin bridge immediately turn right to reach the limited free parking spaces next to the moorings. Walk away from the car park towards the river keeping the upper moorings on your right. The CRT basin office is now on the left with the lower basin moorings visible next to the amusement park. Access to the lower basin is behind the dry dock building.
There is one shared water point located on the land area on the mooring site. There is a facilities block, shared with passing boaters, next to the upper basin moorings in Mart Lane. This is a 5 minute walk from the lower basin, or a short sail through one lock into the upper basin.
There is also a toilet next to the Canal & River Trust basin office, a 3 minute walk from the moorings. All the services available at the service block are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
There are limited public parking spaces at the end of Mart Lane, next to the Canal & River Trust basin office. Moorers can park here, but parking cannot be reserved and these spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Mooring berth holders do not have any priority over others.
Boats are secured by mooring cleats fitted to floating pontoons within the basin. Access is by foot through a gate secured with a combination code padlock.
The lower basin gives immediate access to the main line canal and River Severn by using one of two locks.
All customer items must be stored on their boat and not on any of the surrounding land at the mooring site.
Please contact the Moorings Manager for an appointment to access and view this site.