Moorings

Moored Boats

We have nine moorings in the private restored canal arm and three more on the main line on the offside of the Grand Union Canal. All our moorings are non-residential.

We occasionally have vacancies, please call us to check current availability. Short term, overnight moorings are available most of the time and we sometimes have winter moorings available. Please email or call 07472 739641 if your need is urgent.Photo of canal arm

All the long term moorings in the arm have power and water pedestals so are within a hose length of water and an extension lead of electrical power. All the main line moorings have power but only two have easy access to water. The third can access water by a short move or a longer than usual hose across the bridge.

Elsan and rubbish disposal is separate from the moorings, (short walk with one of our wheelbarrows or your car). To avoid a smelly pump out station, our pump out kit is mobile so we come to you to empty your tank even when you aren't here.

When our main long term moorings are full, there are three ways you can wait for a place to become free. One is to pay the mooring rate and moor on the Standby Mooring which is under the footbridge. It has the same facilities as the main moorings but, because it is in between the old railway bridge supports, it doesn't have the same open views. The second choice is that you can pay a £500 deposit to go on the first call waiting list and third is you can go on the non-paying waiting list. When a place becomes free we offer it to the Standby Moorer first, then the Deposit Paying Moorer second and finally to the Waiting List person. The only ways you can jump the strict pecking order is if a moorer ahead of you declines the vacant mooring. If you ask to move from one waiting list to another then we would still offer the opportunity for the people in front of you to move up first. E.g., if no-one was on the Standby Mooring and a new customer elected to go on it by paying the full mooring fee then we would inform the other deposit payers first to give them first refusal.

Please contact us via the contact page.

MooringsPermanent moorings are along one side of the arm so you have unfettered views from both sides of your boat and boating access to your mooring is down the other side of the arm so you aren't blocked in. There are also three moorings available on the main line. Two have close access to power and water and one only has power but water is only a long hose length away.

Secure parking is within a few strides of your mooring. The arm and the main line moorings are fenced off from the general public with coded electric gate access, (no need to get out of your car to open a gate). We have a 24hr on site presence at the moorings.

Moorers have access to a picnic area with tables, seating and barbecue stands. There is also a sheltered clothes drying area next to the temporary moorings nearer to the wharf.

Moorers also have access to reduced room rates in the camping pods for relatives and friends to stay.

The basin is next to a SSSI, (Site of Special Scientific Interest), and nature reserve which is part of our 40 acre private estate known for its rare butterfly population. It is an idyllic spot to keep your boat, relax in peace and a great place to walk dogs. There is a lovely circular walk from the Wharf, along footpath rights of way and along the towing path of the Grand Union Canal with the need to cross a main road just once and only for a short distance. Once on the towing path the journey choices are endless.

Aerial Photo of Nelson's ArmNelson's Wharf is on the Grand Union Canal in the long pound between Stockton and Calcutt locks and, being on the Warwickshire Ring, it is very central for the canal network . Turn right out of the basin and you have the choice of the GU canal to the south and ultimately London or the Oxford canal with a choice of south to Oxford or north to Rugby and Coventry. Turn left out of the basin and it's off to Birmingham via Leamington Spa and Warwick.

The Wharf is equally accessible by car. Our private, electric gated entrance is on the A426 Southam to Rugby Road just north of Stockton Village crossroads.

The village of Stockton with a village post office is about 15 minutes walk away down a public footpath. In the other direction, 5 minutes across the fields, there is a public house, The Boat Restaurant and Bar, where there is also access to a bus service running between Leamington Spa, (via Southam), and Rugby.

Be assured that Nelson's Wharf will never be expanded into a bigger marina. Our intention is to maintain a unique mooring environment for a limited number of craft.