Aerial view of boats on the River Avon at Dovecote Moorings with the autumnal Forest surrounding it
Visiting by boat

Moorings in the Forest

If you are visiting the Forest by boat, there are two locations for moorings - Forest Bank Moorings and Dovecote Moorings.

Forest Bank Moorings

View of flood-safe pontoons at Forest Bank Moorings with a boat moored and autumnal trees in the background

New flood-safe moorings for boats up to 60 feet long, located in tranquil rural surroundings.

Our facilities include:

  • Wide and stable pontoon berths
  • Electric hook ups
  • Water points
  • Calor gas
  • Chemical toilet disposal
  • Refuse disposal
  • Dedicated berth holder car park.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Costs: 65/ft per annum (inclusive of VAT) 

Dovecote Moorings

Close up of grassy river bank and boats moored on the River Avon at Dovecote Moorings

Set on the River Avon, Dovecote Moorings (previously Barton Moorings) has river views, a wealth of walking opportunities, a local pub only a 5 minute walk away, and the delights of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and The Cotswolds within a 15 minute drive. Dovecote Moorings is ideally placed allowing you to do as little or as much as you like.

With 24 moorings available for your cruiser, widebeam, or narrowboat, you will have excellent links with Stratford-upon-Avon, which is 3 hours and five locks upstream, and to Evesham which is 3 hours and four locks downstream.

Our facilities include:

  • Electric hook up
  • Water points
  • Wi-Fi
  • Calor gas
  • Chemical toilet disposal
  • Refuse and waste disposal
  • We welcome dogs, but do ask you to keep them under control at all times and clear up after them.

We also have a slipway for launching or retrieving boats from the River Avon.

Costs: £57.20/ft per annum (inclusive of VAT)

"I like this area as it’s out of the way, it’s peaceful and has quiet waterways. Everyone here’s sweet, they do their own thing, they say hello, it’s really friendly."
- JJ, a moorings visitor
JJ resting against a moorings post with boats in the background at Dovecote

Contact us

To find out more information and to book, please call 07500 700718 or email

Call Mark on 07500 700718 to help plan your stay
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