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Slipway Facilities - Churchfield Appledore

Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular user of this facility, we hope that this page will provide you with all the information you need to enable you to launch and recover your craft quickly and safely.

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Conditions of Use
Further Information 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Slipway?

The Slipway is situated within the Churchfield Pay & Display car park, which can be found at the end of Appledore Quay.

When can I use the Slipway?

The Slipway is open all year but between the 1st April and 30th September Slipway charges apply. You will need to check local tide times to ensure that there is sufficient water to enable the safe launch and recovery of your craft.

What charges apply between 1st October and 31st March?

Between 1st October and 31st March normal car parking charges apply. The charge for parking a vehicle and a trailer is the same all year round regardless of whether Slipway charges are in place.

What charges apply if I park a vehicle with a trailer without launching?

The charge for parking a vehicle and a trailer is the same all year round, regardless of whether a launch takes place.

What charges apply if I launch without parking a vehicle with a trailer?

If the vehicle you use to launch is not parked in Churchfields Car Park whilst you are on the water you need only pay the launch fee (when applicable).

Why do we Charge?

Income received from use of the Slipway contributes towards the upkeep to ensure the safe use of this great facility.

What does it Cost?

A launch/recovery fee of £6.00 is applicable if paid on the day via the Pay & Display meter (this does not include parking for your car and trailer).  Alternatively, we are able to offer pre paid permits which allow for launching and parking as detailed below:

  • £6.00 launch ONLY (Payment via parking meter only).
  • £10.00 per launch including parking for one vehicle and trailer (payment via parking meter only).*
  • £50.00 (5 launches) including parking for one vehicle and trailer.*
  • £70.00 per month including parking for one vehicle and trailer.*
  • £200.00 for 3 months including parking for one vehicle and trailer.*
  • £320 for the period 1st April to 30th September including parking for one vehicle and trailer.*

*    Trailer to remain attached to the vehicle at all times


NOTE:  To obtain a weekly, monthly, quarterly or a permit for the period 1st April to 30th September, please complete an application form which is available to download on the right hand side of this page or any of the Council's public Offices.


 

Further Information

Please contact either the Car Park Office at the address detailed below or speak to the Slipway Wardens.

The Car Parks Office
Torridge District Council

Riverbnk House
Bideford
EX39 3QG

Tel: 01237 428700
 

Email: carparks@torridge.gov.uk