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Mooring above days lock

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I can’t see how you select your desired mooring area, but more worryingly, having paid upfront, how do you know there will be a suitable mooring available as there are no boat specific questions
 

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I can’t see how you select your desired mooring area, but more worryingly, having paid upfront, how do you know there will be a suitable mooring available as there are no boat specific questions
I suspet it's somebody new to ther Thames and Thames moorings.
Established moorings tend have something to offer nearby. These dont unless you don't mind hopping over barbed wire to get to the facilities in Dorchester. We liked mooring there because it was quiet and there was sufficient depth for a NB. For those who want a pub it's mebe easier to moor by the bridge over the ?Thame and walk along a decent footpath.
 

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A lot of it had - IIRC the area appeared to have been subdivided int smaller plots. However we haven't been that way for ages or we just passed by 'cos it was too early to stop!
 

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Sounds like good news on the mooring front as such a lovely area. We are due there in about 3 weeks but already pre booked on the lock island
 

Parabordi

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No way I am going to pay to be in the middle of no where. As my dad would have said ‘R Soles’
 

Big John

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No one is asking you moor there, you can go anywhere you like on the river. Those of us who have enjoyed the fields above Days Lock and walking into Dorchester or even up the clumps have found it to be very relaxing. Especially being far away from the noisy boaters that want to spoil the peace and quiet.
 

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One off our favourite moorings is Dorchester. Some great pubs in the village, plus the team room (Lily's). Some great walks around the area, especially the one up to the top of the clumps.
 

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They don't have any signs for those just pitching up. They also didn't have any boats there.
 

Parabordi

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They don't have any signs for those just pitching up. They also didn't have any boats there.
Not surprised loads of free spots nearby to be had, and if you want to pay, the lock is much better.
 

Barge

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Although some of those spots now have a sulky looking bloke sat in them...
 

LimL

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Day’s Lock update- no “no mooring” signs any more but landowner might have discovered “environmentally friendly?!” answer- area covered in sheep droppings, strong smell of s—t and plague of flies 🪰
Enjoy…
 
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