Stratford Upon Avon is a richly historic town on the River Avon, famous as being the birth place of William Shakespeare. The town is 22 miles south east of Birmingham and 8 miles south west of Warwick. The South Stratford Canal runs for 13 miles, through 35 locks from Lapworth Junction South and the River Avon (upper Avon navigation).
The South Stratford Canal is a unique picturesque narrow canal, which forms part of the Avon Cruising Ring.
The Western Road moorings are set between Western Road Bridge 64A and Lock 52 Birmingham Road Lock, close to the thriving tourist town of Stratford Upon Avon.
Access onto these moorings is for key holders only and keys can be purchased from the Waterside Moorings Team upon payment of a £50 deposit for each key, which is refundable upon return.
From M40, Junction 15, take the A46 towards Stratford on the Warwick Road. At the second roundabout, take the first exit onto Birmingham Road and then straight over the next two roundabouts, past the retail shopping centre and then turn right at the traffic lights (with McDonalds on the corner) onto Western Road. Go to the top of the road, past the Audi car dealership and then (where the road bears left towards the railway station), go straight on instead, which leads onto a service road going around the back of a gym. Parking is along the straight section facing towards the canal. From here you will see the gated entrance gate to the canal frontage where the moorings are located.
This linear off-side mooring site is approximately 215 metres long and provides space for up to 11 vessels. The mooring rings are spaced at 6 metre intervals.
The site has fencing, and a padlock fitted to the iron pedestrian access gates.
The shared customer service facilities on the site separates the two sections of moorings here. There is one shared water point, located by the end of the shed. The facilities listed are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement.
There are many pubs, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions in Stratford, all within a 10-minute walk away from the site.
The moorings are strictly for leisure use only, with no extended onboard stays. All customer items must be stored on boats and not on any of the surrounding land areas.
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.
Contracts are sold as 1-year mooring permits, with a caveat to our Standard Mooring Terms & Conditions, in that we may give 4 months' notice to cancel the mooring agreement at anytime during the contract period.
The area adjacent to the moorings is due to be re-developed at some time in the future and because of this, we may lose our access rights.
The site can be seen from the towpath opposite, but please make an appointment with the Mooring Sales Manager for access onto the site itself, as the access gate is fitted with a padlock.