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Thames And Kennet Marina

The Thames & Kennet Marina is based just outside Reading in a nature reserve and incorporates a narrow boat and cruiser marina. With the ability to cater for a number of types of boats, including Dutch barges, the facility is unique in the area and has the best access to the Thames River and Kennet canal. As a new facility, all amenities are up to date and as a part of the Tingdene Group of companies, standards are always high and maintenance and development ongoing.

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With two specific marinas, ample parking and easy access for numerous areas in and around Reading, this new site has everything a boater wants and more. We welcome long and short term berths to the facility so, just because you are not permanently in the area it does not mean you cannot make the most of these great facilities.

The specially designed picturesque narrow boat marina has been created to maximise manoeuvrability. With all the latest facilities, pontoons are coupled with a luxurious site with state of the art security and facilities making this the ideal place to site a boat for weekend or permanent use.

With new moorings designed with space in mind, the cruiser marina is able to accommodate a wide range of craft, from the small day boat to the enormous Dutch barge up to 25 meters (82 feet) in length. The facility has been specially designed with security in mind meaning your investment is safe and time spent at the marina is relaxed and hassle free.

Thames and Kennet marina

Thames and Kennet marina

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Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina is a purpose built hamlet with its own luxury holiday accommodation complex. Situated on the Lancashire and Cumbria border alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal we provide our guests with the perfect place to stay with easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside, with both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales being less than half an hours drive away. Also close by is the historic city of Lancaster with its castles, museums and parks to visit and the seaside town of Morecambe, famous for its breathtaking sunsets across the bay and over the Lakeland Fells, as well as the beautiful villages of Arnside and Silverdale within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Within the immediate vicinity there is a welcoming country pub, the Longlands Hotel, serving real ale with a varied food menu. Just across the road is Greenlands Farm Village with its own farm shop selling crafts and local produce alongside a café where you can relax and sample fresh homemade food.

Tewitfield marina on the Lancaster canal

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Tattenhall Marina

he new quality marina on the Shropshire Union Canal near the village of Tattenhall was officially opened in July 2009

Tattenhall Marina is situated in beautiful Cheshire countryside with views of Beeston Castle and easy cruising to some of the most delightful stretches of the canal network, just seven miles from the centre of the historic city of Chester.

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Boaters will enjoy the same friendly, professional marina, offering the high quality standard of facilities seen at Great Haywood, with a comfortable members lounge, showers, laundry and well equipped workshop.

The marina will create the appearance of a natural lake with soft margins and wetlands to provide habitats for aquatic birds and wildlife. Footpaths through woodland landscaping will be a special feature of Tattenhall Marina.

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Swanley Bridge Marina

Swanley Bridge Marina is a brand new 315 berth marina. This pristine development is located on the beautiful Llangollen Canal just two miles from the junction of the Shropshire Union.

Our rural setting includes 10 acres of water and a seven acre wood, providing a spectacular environment to moor your boat. We are only two miles from the market town of Nantwich in Cheshire and easily accessible from the M6 motorway, just 15 minutes drive away.

We are delighted that you are interested in Swanley Bridge Marina and trust that in exploring this website you will begin to get a sense of what we have to offer here. However words and pictures can only do so much. Our hope is that you will be persuaded to visit us personally to experience first hand what sets Swanley Bridge Marina apart.

Cheshire offers a wealth of tourist attractions, with Nantwich itself enjoying a number of local festivals throughout the year. Please visit our local attractions page for more information.?

Swanley Bridge Marina

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Swanley Bridge Marina Review

I drove up to Swanley Bridge marina last week (early July 2012) to pick up an engine for Calcutt Boats. I only had half an hour there so I didn’t have a chance to look around the marina properly. I was there for long enough though to take a few photo’s and have a walk around the marina basin.

The marina is just to the west of Nantwich and just a fifteen minute drive from the M6. It’s close enough to the motorway to make travelling easy but far enough away from any major road to ensure that it’s peaceful. The sense of tranquility is enhanced by the long private road past a farmyard and up to the marina.

The marina is just a few years old but its location on an established farm surrounded by mature trees – including a seven acre wood – gives the impression of moorings that have been established for much longer. The two buildings look new though; the office, shop and chandlery “The Boat House” and the ammenities block which houses the toilets, showers and washing machines.

Strange narrowboat at Swanley Bridge marina

Strange narrowboat at Swanley Bridge marina

Although there are no residential moorings specified anywhere on the marina’s web site, there were indications that some of the narrowboats there had full time residents. You would need to check with the marina for a definitive answer.

Swanley Bridge marina has a lot to offer; you can enjoy a well equipped mooring in a tranquil location right at the heart of the canal network. What more could you ask for?

Swanley Bridge Marina

Swanley Bridge Marina

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Stanstead marina

The marina is situated within a mile of the confluence of the Lee and Stort at the gateway to the East of England.
Benefiting from access to the Hertfordshire countryside, the marina is ideally placed for walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching with Lee Valley Regional Park.

Boasting 200 berths, all general board yard facilities are on offer and train and bus services are within short walking distance.

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Stanstead Marina

Stanstead Marina

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Staniland Marina

We are an independent family run business with almost 40 years experience of pleasure boating behind us. Whether you are looking for someone to fit-out your next boat, or somewhere to visit whilst cruising the waterways, you will always find a warm welcome from the Staff and Boaters at staniland marina.

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Staniland Marina

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Springwood Haven Marina

There is a one-off non-refundable entrance fee of ?300.
Marina members qualify for discounts off pump out, diesel, servicing, repairs and other services, also most of our range of chandlery.

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We operate a waiting list system for moorings. Customers automatically drop off after one year unless they re-new

Springwood Haven Marina

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Shobnall Marina

We have pleasure in offering moorings in a secure and pleasant environment, and yet close enough to the town centre to be convenient for shopping, eating out etc.

The railway station is only half a mile away and we are located close to A38, A50, giving easy access to M1 or M6 and M42.

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All facilities are available with electricity and water points close to all pontoons. Elsan disposal, pump out, Calor gas and diesel are located at the entrance and help is always available from one of our staff. On site there is a qualified gas fitter, British Waterways Boat Safety examiner and surveyor, boat painter and signwriter, electrician, cabinet maker, mechanic, welder. Shobnall Boat Services employ these staff to offer you the confidence and convenience that any work you require can be done on site.

Shobnall Marina

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Shepperton Marina

The marina is set in a series of delightful lakes by grassy banks and established woodland. At first glance, it is hard to imagine that this tranquil setting offers such a convenient location, yet it has access to the main channel of the Lower Thames and the heart of London is only 30 minutes away by road.

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Shepperton Marina is truly the best of both worlds for the discerning boat owner.

We offer all the amenities you would expect of a well-appointed marina, including secure, serviced berths, petrol and diesel fuel, full boat yard facilities and a large chandlery.

The marina you see today started life as a gravel pit and was purchased in 1978 for the purpose of building a marina.

Basin A was the first phase of the construction, followed by the building of Basin B. Over the years a number of changes have taken place around the marina to make it what it is today. We currently have 250 berths catering for a broad range of boats and the iindividual requirement – powered, non-powered, disabled access and visitors’ berths.We have lovely grounds for you to stroll around and enjoy – or you just might like to relax on your boat and enjoy the tranquil way of life and the wonderful wildlife that is so greatly enjoyed here at Shepperton.

The future is also looking very bright. It has been a long-held ambition for Shepperton Marina to expand and provide a wider range of berths and facilities to the mooring community on the lower reaches of the River Thames. That dream is about to become reality with Shepperton Marina being granted planning permission to increase the size of the marina from 250 to 455.

The 205 new berths will be situated in the West Lake which is part of the Shepperton Marina complex. The new moorings will cater for a wide range of vessels from Dutch barges to cruisers, day boats to narrow boats. It is hoped that the first boats to moor in the new C basin will be in by Christmas 2010.

Shepperton Marina

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