Friars Mill Visitor Moorings

Also known as: Donisthorpe's Mill
Richard III Road, Leicester LE3 5QT, United Kingdom
 
Friars Mill Visitor Moorings is a minor waterways place on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - River Soar Navigation) between Leicester (Moorings for city between Newarke and Soar Lane Bridges) (2¾ furlongs to the southeast) and Soar Lane Bridge No 3 (1¼ furlongs to the north).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Leicester is Richard III Towpath Bridge No 1A (and return of the Old River Soar); ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Soar Lane Bridge No 3 is Evans Weir Footbridge; ¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is excellent (this is a really good mooring) .

Facilities: water point.

The place is a Visitors Mooring.

 
User contributed information about Friars Mill Visitor Moorings
Friars' Mill, also know as Donisthorpe's Mill after the textile company that operated there, was one of Leicester's oldest factory buildings, built in the late 18th century on the site of the Black Friars' priory. The site includes associated mill workers' cottages, together with a Victorian pumping house. After being vacated in 2005, it was acquired by developers who failed to respect its listed status. It was ravaged by fire in 2012, before being acquired by the council and redeveloped as small business units and associated facilities. The Visitor's Mooring, opened in 2016 as part of the redevelopment, has secure, flood-safe space for 4 boats and includes shore power and water points.
Information last edited Friday the 19th of August, 2016 at 9:48 PM by Shultzy.

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Nearest water point

The nearest water point is here. Others are at:
Kilby Bridge No 87 — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Kilby Bridge No 87
Barrow upon Soar Bridge No 28 — 11 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Meadow Lane Bridge No 39 — 15 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Loughborough Basin — 15 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Loughborough Branch Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Loughborough Branch) to Loughborough Basin
Bishop Meadow Lock No 54 — 16 miles, 5 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Foxton Junction — 18 miles, 2 furlongs and 24 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Foxton Junction
Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm Junction — 18 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Foxton Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) to Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm Junction

Nearest rubbish disposal

Kilby Bridge No 87 — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Kilby Bridge No 87
Barrow upon Soar Bridge No 28 — 11 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Bishop Meadow Lock No 54 — 16 miles, 5 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Kilby Bridge No 87 — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Kilby Bridge No 87
Barrow upon Soar Bridge No 28 — 11 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Bishop Meadow Lock No 54 — 16 miles, 5 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction

Nearest place to turn

Memory Lane Wharf — 1 mile, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Belgrave Circle Arm (disused) — 1 mile, 1¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Entrance to Riverside Lakes — 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Birstall Lock Winding Hole — 3 miles, 5½ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
White Horse Lane Junction — 3 miles, 6½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Leicester Marina Entrance — 4 miles, 4½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Thurmaston Lock Arm — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
MGM Boats Winding Hole — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
MGM Boats, Thurmaston — 4 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Blaby Bridge Winding Hole — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Blaby Bridge Winding Hole
Bush Lock Winding Hole — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Bush Lock Winding Hole
Old Junction Boatyard (Syston) — 6 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
River Wreake Junction — 6 miles, 4 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Wreake Outlet by Junction Lock No 47 — 7 miles, ¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Wreake Mouth — 7 miles, 4 furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Cossington Mill Stream Junction — 7 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Loughborough Road Winding Hole — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Kilby Bridge Winding Hole — 8 miles, 2½ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to River Soar Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal) to Kilby Bridge Winding Hole
Sileby Mill — 9 miles and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction
Sileby Mill Boatyard — 9 miles, ½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Trent Junction

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self-operated pump-out
boatyard pump-out
 

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