Want to buy Lydney Harbour?

It appears that the Environment Agency wishes to dispose of Lydney Harbour and Docks. We visited this fascinating and historic site last autumn. From the sale details it appears they want an organisation to exploit the the commercial opportunities of the harbour whilst ensuring that the historic features are preserved (the harbour is a scheduled ancient monument). As the sale details state: "The docks are an important part of the Forest of Dean’s rich heritage and they are also significant to both the River Severn’s and Britain’s maritime tradition."

Lydney Harbour at low tide

It will be interesting to see how the sale progresses. There can't be many organisations capable of taking on the site and making a go of it particularly with the limited tidal conditions for boat access to the harbour from the Severn.