Thanks to NB Bluesbreaker and Zita the dog for the photo.
We have now completed the restoration of the 1870's Charles Nelson Cement and Lime Works basin and now have moorings for up to 12 narrow beam boats but we will probably settle for 7 or 8 long term moorings with the rest of the spaces left for short term visitors.
The power and water pedestals are now fully operational and Elsan, pump out and rubbish disposal facilities are in place.
Almost all the moorings are now reserved and we are now taking names of people to be on the official waiting list or just register as interested for the future. If you definitely want a mooring as soon as one becomes available then you will need to apply and pay a deposit. Please contact us via the contact page if you wish to reserve a mooring or be placed on the waiting list.
All the moorings have pedestals so are within a hose length of water and an extension lead of electrical power. Permanent moorings are only down one side of the arm so access in and out of the basin will be straightforward and you have unfettered views from both sides of your boat.
Secure parking is available within a few strides of your mooring. The basin will be fenced off from the general public, have open grassed areas and vehicle access will be via electric gates.
Moorers will have access to a picnic area with tables, seating and barbecue stands. There will also be a sheltered clothes drying area early in 2018.
From Spring 2018, moorers will also have access to a new self-contained accommodation block for relatives and friends to stay. We also plan to have a washing machine and dryer for moorers use in the same building.
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 will be an idyllic spot to keep your boat, relax in peace and a great place to walk dogs.
Nelson'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 its 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 and almost opposite the Blue Lias Marina entrance.
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 Inn, 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 create a unique mooring environment for a limited number of craft.