14 day moorings at the bottom of the Aston flight, just before Salford Junction.
Shower, toilet, water, elsan disposal, rubbish.
A good stopping place if you don’t want to go up the Aston and Farmers Bridge flights on the same day as you get to Salford Junction.
If these moorings are full, there are some more between locks 8 & 9, only a two locks up at Aston Business Park.
The signposting for these moorings is not completely clear.
The obvious moorings (with the bollards) are residential moorings, just beside the facilities mooring. (Usual “30 mins max”)
The 14 day visitor moorings are slightly closer to the city centre, contiguous with the C&RT Workboat moorings.
The C&RT mooring is available for overnight use if there is no workboat on it.
There isn’t much to do around here (unless Star City is your scene – see the mooring guide for the Grand Union).
However if you want a break before you start the locks, Polly’s Pantry on a hundred yards or so down Cuckoo Road is a good place for a cooked breakfast. It isn’t the most impressive restaurant Birmingham has to offer, but the food is outstanding value, and the service is very friendly. Closes at about 2pm.
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