Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 51º 19'N
Longitude: 02º 59'W
Ownership: Uphill Boat Centre
Contact name: Mr Ron Shardlow
Address: Uphill Boat Services Ltd, Uphill Wharf, Weston-super-Mare, N. Somerset, BS23 4XR
Telephone no: 01934 418617
About UphillThere is evidence of a port at Uphill since Roman times, probably for the export of lead from the Mendip Hills. It continued as a small landing stage for many centuries including the import of coal and iron from Wales and the export of local produce, including limestone.
During the English Civil War the port was used to bring two regiments of the Royalist Army, totalling about 1,500 men, from South Wales before the Battle of Langport.
The present access to Uphill Pill is via the River Axe, whose entrance is located at the southern end of the bay. The stretch of water leading from the wharf to the river can only be navigated about one and a half hours either side of high water and should never be used at the top of a spring tide.
The Boat Centre is a 12-acre landscaped site at the end of Uphill Pill, with pontoons, trot moorings, slipways, a marine lake, and storage for boat owners (see small photo under 'More Photos').
The local Yacht Club, Weston Bay Yacht Club, organises a varied programme of racing, cruising in company and social events. Their headquarters are based on the River Axe, downstream from the marina.
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