Cambrian Wharf and the top of the Birmingham & Fazeley canal

Moorings

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

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  The moorings rings are visitor moorings, despite the (now outdated) warnings to the contrary painted on the towpath.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 Arena Birmingham  just through the King Edwards Road bridge. (King Edwards Road becomes  Cambridge Street just by the bridge in the photo on the left)
Arena Birmingham 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 central public 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

There is a huge choice of pubs in central Brum.  The Prince of Wales, which was probably the favourite boaters pub is currently closed, though looking for a new leaseholder (May 2018)

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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