Marina Facilities

  • Three high quality, purpose-built facilities blocks (12 showers, 15 toilets and 3 laundries)
  • Two pump-out and refuelling points
  • Two Elsan disposal points
  • Full 240v/16A electricity to each berth
  • Automatic security gates
  • Dry dock available
  • Superfast Fibre Broadband to boat
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Disabled facilities 
  • Open water for easy manoeuvring
  • Wildlife lake and circular walking routes
  • Ten minutes walk to nearby villages 
  • Excellent transport links
  • Tea rooms, coffee house and deli, narrowboat cafe
  • Bar and dining, award winning Indian restaurant and bar
  • Convenience store
  • Trip Boat
  • Midland Chandlers’ 4000 sq. ft. flagship branch
  • Independent workshop
  • Luxury lodges for sale or holiday let
  • Moorers discount card
  • Park for dog walking
  • Woodland walk
  • Public art
  • More than 17 different businesses on site
  • Independent gallery, Jewellers, homewares, and more 
Dry Dock Safety High Pressure Wash Safety

About The Marina

Mercia Marina opened in September 2008 in the 24-acre Willington Lake, surrounded by another 50 acres of countryside for dog-walking fields, a wildlife lake and holiday home development. In building the marina, twelve islands or promontories were added to the natural contours of the lake thus creating a green oasis for people and wildlife alike.  This was enhanced by a £85,000 planting scheme, featuring wildflower banks, reed beds, semi-mature trees and native plants. 

It is now the twelfth year running that Mercia Marina has won the David 
Bellamy Conservation Award for its work to protect and enhance the 
environment for wildlife and moorers. This is well-deserved recognition 
for the hard work of the fantastic volunteers and staff.


Residential, leisure, long term, short term, daily and visitor moorings available.  

• Full length jetties & Super berths

• Full 16Amp electricity to each berth recharged at cost

• Open waterspace for easy manouevring 

• Fixed stable jetties

• Non-flooding location on the historic Trent & Mersey

• Halfway between Trent Lock (Sawley) and Fradley Junction

• Great cruising location



Contact us to find out more

A Short Introduction

Mercia Marina was constructed as a series of mini-marinas within the 24 acre waterspace. This enable all the facilities of a large marina to be offered but, crucially, fosters the community spirit and informal feeling of a small marina.

The strong community spirit is evident by the many events that take place throughout the year, alongside the volunteering ethic and the numerous community committees.


Winner of David Bellamy Gold Awards for conservancy, Mercia Marina is rich in flora and fauna