The Natural Choice

Our aim is simply to provide first-class facilities and services for boaters, lodge owners and visitors at competitive rates in an attractive, welcoming and safe environment for all.



Location– On the peaceful and tranquil Trent and Mersey Canal, halfway between Fradley Junction and Trent Lock/Sawley in the heart of England’s canal country, our location offers great cruising routes as well as easy road access, being just minutes from the junction of the A38 and A50. Derby, Burton and Nottingham are an easy drive away as are the Derbyshire Dales, Peak District and The National Forest. The attractive villages of Findern and Willington are a short walk. Bus services are on Findern Lane and rail services in Willington.


Services – Please click the ‘Services’ Menu Item above or click one of the individual links on the right for more information about our on-site businesses. This will give you details about Midland ChandlersAqua NarrowboatsNew and Used Boat CoWillow Tree Tea RoomsAvante Boat Hire and the Still Waters Convenience and Gift Shop . Also our Dry Dock, Pump outs, Diesel, Gas, Coal and Wood provision and our Trip Boat, the Stenson Belle.


Holiday Lodges – Choose your plot from those available on ‘Marina View’ to have your own bespoke holiday home.  We have a choice of high specification 2 or 3 bedroom lodges for sale on a 100 year licence. The luxury lodges can also be rented as a base for exploring The Dales and Peak District. Purchase prices range from £139,000 to £169,000 for unfurnished lodges. Please call us on 01283 703332 . We are open 7 days a week. See www.merciamarinalodges.co.uk for more information.


Environment – Twelve islands/promontories were added to the existing Willington Lake creating a series of mini-marinas in the 24 acre waterspace surrounded by soft banks planted with wildflowers and reeds. Wide expanses of open water throughout for easy boat manoeuvring. Wildlife in abundance!


First Class Facilities– For boaters we offer three private luxury facilities’ blocks with twelve shower cubicles, fifteen loos and three double laundries; full 16 amp individually metered electricity to each berth recharged at cost; full length jetties (36’ to 70’); car parking near all berths; electronic security gates; Tarmac roads; disabled friendly access; CCTV.


What’s On : Why don’t you come on down to Mercia Marina for Aqua Narrowboats Spring Open Day on Sunday 23rd of March 12pm till 4 pm to commemorate and celebrate 10 years of successful trading. For more information and for a chance of winning a narrowboat holiday short break go to www.aquanarrowboats.co.uk/competitions



Please telephone 01283 703 332 or email info@merciamarina.co.uk for more information or a brochure.