The VOWHDC have blocked off access, with locked gates, along the lower walkway past the boats on Wilsham Road.
A sign says its called the Wilsham Road Wharf.
This does benefit the boat owners who can use this walkway / wharf.
Jeff wrote to me saying ‘It has been used by the public at large for more years than I can remember (40+) and that probably means that it has acquired a Public Right of Way by default – well that’s what I read on the Rambles Association web site.’
There is a sunken boat some way up from Abingdon Lock. Other boats nearby were overgrown with vegetation, and had not moved for a while.
Another sunken boat can be seen at the far end of Wilsham Road.
The Vale of the White Horse introduced a new mooring policy at the end of 2017 to try and make their moorings available for visitors who stay for just a day or two. This did make me wonder whether some boats, that previously stayed at Vale of the White Horse moorings, are now moored at more risky places.