Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal offers 16 miles of lock free cruising with wonderful views of the Severn Estuary in the lower reaches. The canal, built as a ship canal, is very wide and there are ample moorings nearly everywhere. The lift bridges are manned, and all you have to do is wait for the green light to proceed. It is a canal of great variety - you have the grandeur of the Gloucester Docks, the absolute tranquility of the Ladies of Purton, and the bustle of popular tourist spots such as Saul Junction. You can visit the Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust (walking distance from Shepherd's Patch) - and don't forget the Severn Bore is always worth a look.

 

  • Coal Merchant Paul Davies is happy to deliver coal to your boat wherever you are on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal. There is no minimum order for delivery. 07801 801 472

Gloucester

  • Gloucester Docks - water points on Barge Arm x2 (Biddle Warehouse)
  • Water, Elsan & Pumpout - West bank, imm. South of Llanthony Bridge.
  • Gloucester Docks: Visitor mooring pontoons 2 days
  • Gloucester Docks: Biddle Warehouse. Rings. 2 days?
  • Sainsbury: South of LLanthony Bridge, bank moorings.
  • Just South of Sainsbury's.
  • Gloucester Life Museum. 99-103 Westgate St. GL1 2PG. 01452 396868
  • Museum of Gloucester. Brunswick Rd. GL1 1TH. 01452 396131
  • Nat Waterways Museum. Llanthony Warehouse. GL1 2EH. 01452 318200
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire. 31 Commercial Rd. GL1 2HE. 01452 522682.
  • Blackfriars. Ladybellegate St. GL1 2HS. 0370 333 1181 (Sun & Mon - free)
  • Eastgate Viewing Centre. Eastgate. GL1 1HP. 01452 396131 (May-Sept)
  • Gloucester Docks. GL1 2ER. 01452 338933. 19th Century Port.
  • House of Tailor of Gloucester. 9 College Court. GL1 2NJ. 01452 422856
  • Llanthony Secunda Priory. Priory Junction. GL2 5FA. (ruins by canal & Sainsbury)
  • Aldi Gloucester. 1 Clifton Rd. GL1 5BJ. 0800 042 0800
  • Gloucester Quays. St Ann Way. GL1 5SH. 01452 338933
  • Sainsbury's. St Ann Way. GL2 5SA. 01452 898400
  • Tesco Superstore. St Oswalds Rd. GL1 2SG. 0345 677 9305
  • Greek on the Docks. Merchants Quay, GL1 2EW. 01452 524574
  • The High Orchard. St Ann Way. GL2 5FZ. 01452 306357
  • Lord High Constable of England. Llanthony Warehouse. GL1 2EH. 01452 302890 (Wetherspoon)
  • The Med. Vinings Warehouse. GL1 2EG. 01452 303502
  • Tank. 12 - 14 Llanthony Rd.GL1 2EH. 01452 690451 (own brewery)
  • Cathedral. College Green. GL1 2LX. 01452 528095 (Edward II's tomb)
  • Mariners Church. The Docks. GL1 2EN. (lovely little church, always open)

Quedgeley

  • Quedgeley PO. Unit 5 Severndale St. Bristol Rd. GL2 4PE. 01452 723145
  • Quedgeley Library. Bristol Rd. GL2 4PE. 0845 230 5420
  • Boots. Unit 3-6 Quedgeley Retail Park. GL2 4NF. 01452 720688
  • Lloyds Pharmacy. St James'. GL2 4WD. 01452 728297
  • Spa Vets. 3 School Lane. GL2 4PJ. 01452 883727
  • Little Thatch Inn 3*. 141 Bristol Rd. GL2 4PQ. 01452 720687
  • Aldi. 171 Bristol Rd GL2 4QL. 0800 042 0800
  • Quedgeley Retail Park. Olympus Park
  • Tesco Extra. Bristol Rd. GL2 4PF. 0345 677 9567
  • Emperor Chinese. Bristol Rd. GL2 4PF. 01452 723333 (Takeaway)
  • Friar Tuck's. Bristol Rd. GL2 4pq. 01452 720312 (Live Sports/Garden)
  • Haywain Micro Brewery. Bristol Rd. GL2 4PE. 01452 720124
  • Quedgeley Fryer. 11 School Lane. GL2 4PJ. 01452 721742 (fish & chips)
  • The Salmon's Leap. Olympus Park. GL2 4NF. 01452 725062 (Harvester)
  • Taipan Chinese Takeaway. 13 School Lane. GL2 4PJ. 01452 722838

Hardwicke

  • Kitchen Forty. 40 The Plantation. GL2 4SP. 07834 818523 (Cakes)
  • The Pilot Inn. Sellars Rd. GL2 4QD. 01452 690807

Epney (Park End Swing Bridge)

  • Buses: Bus 2 from Parkend Swing Bridge Castle House School Quedgeley via Epney
  • The Anchor. GL2 7LN. 01452 740433 (Riverside gardens. Dogs outside)

Saul Junction

  • All services beside Cotswold Trust - including showers and launderette.
  • Heritage Centre. Saul. 01285 643440 (Sat,Sun,BH pm only)(showers)
  • The Ship Inn. Framilode. GL2 7LH. 01452 740433 (Hotel/Pub/ Restaurant)
  • Stables Cafe. Sandfield Bridge. Canal Bank. GL2 7LA. 01452 741965

Frampton on Severn

  • Frampton Surgery. Whitminster Lane. GL2 7HU. 01452 740213
  • Ebenezer Cottage. The Street. GL2 7ED. 01452 740504 (B&B)
  • Frampton Court Estate B&B. Manor Farm. GL2 7EP. 01452 740267
  • The Bell Inn. The Green. GL2 7EP. 01452 740346
  • Buckholt Tea Garden. May - Aug Fri-Sun 2-5.30 (Weather permitting) 07788 677595
  • Bistro. The Green. GL2 7DY. 01452 740077 (All Day Breakfasts/Sunday Roasts...)
  • The Three Horseshoes. The Green. GL2 7DY. 01452 742100

Splatt Bridge

Shepherds Patch

  • Rubbish and Water points on East Bank south of Patch Bridge.
  • Moorings (2 weeks) south of Patch Bridge, both sides of canal
  • Diesel available north of Black Shed (89p / 31.25 currently)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetland Trust. GL2 7BT. 0870 334 4000
  • Cypress House B&B. Kingston Rd. GL2 7BW. 01453 890634
  • Tudor Caravan Park. GL2 7BP. 01453 890483
  • Wild Goose Lodge. GL2 7BP. 01453 890275
  • Black Shed. GL2 7BP. 01453 890609 (cafe, bar, live music)
  • The Tudor Arms. GL2 7BP. 01453 890306

Purton

  • moorings on east bank south of swing bridge & beyond long term moorings
  • Purton Ships Graveyard. Berkeley. GL13 9HX.
  • Church of St John the Evangelist. 1 Hesterville Villas. GL13 9HS. 01453 811360

  • Armstrong Mobile Vets. 17 Breadstone Business Centre. GL13 9HF. 01453 543 516 (Ernest is a boater & will come to you) R*

Sharpness

  • Newtown PO. 3 Bay Lane Villas. GL13 9NR. 01453 811301 (long walk, but do poste restante)
  • The Sidings. Oldminster Rd. GL13 9UP. 07562 816535
  • Lammastide Inn. Old Brookend. GL13 9SF. 01453 811337
  • Pier View Hotel. 34 Oldminster Rd. GL13 9NA. 01453 811255 (Camra Pub/Food)
  • Sharpness Dockers Club. GL13 9UN. 01453 811477
  • Sharpness Docks are well worth visiting. Walk through marina and up past RNLI station.
  • Whistling Bridge. Disused basin beyond Sharpness Marina. Metal bridge whistles at differing pitches when the wind blows/