Hello stubber , I have not been on that bit of the river much, but have used the public slipway in tewkesbury (round the back of the high street). Its in poor condition and parking is a pain in the.......
I have used the one at upton marina , You have to pay but its a good slip and parking for the van and trailer is included, think it was a £10 both ways and parking last time
The avon looks good the few bits I have seen, but not been out on it , have been told that there are numerous locks to deal with, which puts me off a bit.
will come and say hello if I see you about
PS. is lower lode slip free, any parking ?.
Beer sounds like an added bonus.