Cambrian Wharf and the top of the Birmingham & Fazeley canal

Cambrian Wharf

Cambrian Wharf

Moorings

There are visitor moorings at Cambrian Wharf, just beyond the footbridge from the towpath.

The first bollards are the lock moorings, then short term moorings, water point / sanitary station moorings, then bollards with disabled mooring tops on.

C&RT office, with san station, water point and mooring behind.  King Edwards Road bridge is in the background.

The first bollards in the photo on the right, are the lock moorings, then a mooring, the water point moorings, then another mooring or so, with a disabled badge on the mooring bollards.  There are no signposts indicating that these are disabled moorings, and the C&RT staff have told me that they are no longer designated as such.

At Cambrian Wharf, the only residential moorings are those on the pontoons.  The moorings rings are visitor moorings, despite the (now outdated) warnings to the contrary painted on the towpath.

There are some more moorings under the shadow of the Barclaycard Arena  just through the King Edwards Road bridge. (King Edwards Road becomes  Cambridge Street just by the bridge in the photo on the left)
Barclaycard Arena used to be called the National Indoor Arena – NIA.

Boaters Facilities

There is a sanitary station with a shower, toilets, water, elsan and rubbish disposal just behind the Cambrian House – the main C&RT office for the West Midlands.
The office is up the steps on the cream building on the towpath side of the canal on the right hand photo above.

Pubs

The Prince of Wales on Cambridge Street is a good, friendly real ale pub.  (8 real ales on tap)  They serve food – though not on a Monday.  They are definitely a pub that does a some food, not a restaurant pretending to be a pub.  Heavily used by the local boaters.  (Declaration of interest – I use it regularly)  Turn left on the King Edwards Road Bridge – see photo above.

Moorings beside the NIA (which in 2014 is behind the scaffolding). Deep Cuttings Junction is just beyond the bridge.

Moorings beside the NIA (which in early 2014 was behind the hoardings – I’ll change the photo soon). Old Turn Junction is just beyond the bridge.

Return to Birmingham & Fazeley Canal or the Central Birmingham moorings guides.

Return to the Safe Moorings page

Return to the Boaters Facilities index page.

 

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