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Contact Aqua Narrowboats

Narrowboat Hire and Holiday Base
Aqua Narrowboats
Barton Turns Marina
Barton under Needwood
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 8DZ

Tel: 07786 988397
Email: info@aquanarrowboats.co.uk

Headquarters
Aqua Narrowboats UK Ltd
Mercia Marina
Willington
Derbyshire
DE65 6DW

Tel: 01283 701041
Email: info@aquanarrowboats.co.uk
VAT No: 995-4812-67
Registration No: 07405625

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‘How to find Us: Aqua Narrowboats Hire & Holiday Base’
Barton Turns Marina, Barton under Needwood, Burton upon Trent, DE13 8DZ

By Car From the North (M1)

  • Exit M1 at J28 and take the A38 exit sign posted A615/Derby/Matlock
  • At Little Eaton Island, take the 2nd exit onto Abbey Hill/A38, continue to follow A38
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kingsway, continuing on the A38
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, staying on A38
  • Take the B5016 exit towards Barton-u-Needwood/Walton-u-Trent
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B5016
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Station Rd/ continuing on B5016
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Station Rd/continuing on B5016
  • Turn left onto Barton Turn Marina following signs

By Car From the North (M6)

  • Exit M6 at junction 16, take the A500 exit to Crewe/Nantwich/Newcastle-u-Lyme/Stoke-on-Trent (North)
  • At Barthomley Interchange, take the 1st exit onto A500
  • Slight left onto A50 onto the slip road to Derby
  • At Sideway, take the 1st exit onto A50, keep right
  • At Tean Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Uttoxeter Bypass/continue on A50
  • At McDonald’s Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Doveridge Bypass/continue on A50
  • At Sudbury Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A515
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Main Rd/A515, continue to follow A515
  • Slight left onto B5017
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit
  • Continue onto Rangemore Hill
  • Continue onto Forest Rd
  • Turn left onto Barton Gate/B5016, continue to follow B5016
  • Turn Right onto Barton Turn Marina follow signs.

By Car From the South (M1)

  • Exit M1 at J19 and take the M6 exit to Coventry/Birmingham, continue onto M6
  • Take the M42(N) exit on the right towards M6 Toll/Tamworth/Birmingham
  • Keep right continue towards M42 and merge onto M42
  • Keep left at the fork to stay on M42, follow signs for A4097/A446/Kingsbury/Tamworth/M1
  • At junction 9, take the A4097/A446 exit to Kingsbury/Lichfield
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lichfield Rd/A446, continue to follow A446
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto London Rd/A38
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A38 slip road to M1 North/Derby/Burton, continue onto A38
  • Take the B5016 exit towards Barton-u-Needwood/Walton-u-Trent
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Station Rd/B5016
  • Turn left onto Barton Turn Marina and follow signs

By Car From the South (M5)

  • Keep right to stay on M5
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on M42, follow signs for M1/London/M40/Airport/4A
  • Keep left at the fork to stay on M42, follow signs for Solihull/Birmingham (E)/Airport
  • Keep left at the fork to stay on M42, follow signs for A4097/A446/Kingsbury/Tamworth/M1
  • At junction 9, take the A4097/A446 exit to Kingsbury/Lichfield
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lichfield Rd/A446
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Lichfield Rd/A446, continue to follow A446
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto London Rd/ A38
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A38 slip road to M1 North/Derby/Burton, continue onto A38
  • Take the B5016 exit towards Barton-u-Needwood/Walton-u-Trent
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Station Rd/B5016
  • Turn left onto Barton Turn Marina and follow signs.

Airports & Railways – Barton Turns Marina is situated 30 minutes drive from East Midlands Airport and the nearest train stations are Burton upon Trent or Lichfield stations. For rail times and connections visit National Rail.

Finding Aqua Narrowboats at Barton Turns Marina

Upon arrival follow the A board sign towards the Tea Room and Reception where you will be met by one of our friendly handover staff, who will guide you to your parking space and narrowboat.

Should you lose your way, or if you are running late, please do not hesitate to contact Justin on mobile number 07786 988397 – the Mercia workshop will no longer be staffed on a Saturday so please call the mobile number.

Other useful narrowboat holiday information

There is a Morrison’s store just under 4 miles away (post code: DE14 2AR) for grocery shopping with free parking. Should you arrive early there is the Apple Tree Tearoom, Red Carpet Cinema & Café bar, Waterfront Pub & Restaurant, Nipa Thai Restaurant, Barton Marina Café plus boutique shops and Art Gallery situated at the Marina.

‘How to find us: Aqua Narrowboats Headquarters’
Mercia Marina, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 6DW

Mercia Marina is situated on the B5008 approximately 1½ miles from the junction of A50/A38 interchange. For car navigation systems the postcode is DE65 6DW. Please note arrival procedures below about collecting vehicle key fob and our location in the marina.

By Car From the North (M6)

  • Exit M6 at Junction 16.
  • Take the A500 signposted Stoke on Trent. Continue on this road for approximately 9 miles.
  • Take the A50 exit signposted Uttoxeter/Derby and continue on this road for 6 miles through Stoke.
  • At the roundabout take second exit following signs for A50 Uttoxeter/Derby. Continue for approximately 22 miles.
  • Exit the A50 at Junction 4 following signs for the B5008.
  • Take fourth exit onto B5008 signposted Willington.
  • Shortly after the railway crossing take the left at the traffic lights turning onto Findern Lane. Signposted Findern
  • After approximately ½ mile Mercia Marina can be found on the left.
By Car From the South/North (M1)
  • Exit M1 at Junction 24. If coming from the North Junction 24a.
  • Take 2nd exit onto A50 following signs for Derby/Stoke. Continue for approximately 12 miles, turning off at Junction 4 signposted B5008.
  • Take first exit onto B5008 signposted Willington.
  • Shortly after the railway crossing take the left turning at the traffic lights onto Findern Lane. Signposted Findern.
  • After approximately ½ mile Mercia Marina can be found on the left.

Airports & Railways – we are situated 20 minutes drive from East Midlands Airport and the village of Willington has a train station served by Birmingham New Street & Derby Railway Stations. For rail times and connections visit National Rail.

How to find us by bus

The Trent Barton V3 bus service runs from Derby or Burton and stop directly outside Mercia Marina. Please see the timetable for further details: V3 Timetable