One of the enjoyable parts of our work is welcoming new boaters to our canals and rivers. New boaters often have lots of questions and frequently call us or email for advice.
One of the most frequently asked questions is about where to find out more about continuous cruising. It’s asked so often that we’ve had to create an auto text email response to save us time although we're always happy to speak on the telephone too if you have any extra questions.
If you’re a new continuous cruiser and haven’t already taken a look at what you need to do before committing to the lifestyle, we would strongly recommend reading the following:
It may sound surprising but lots of people seem to be unsure about the rules for how long you can stay moored up while out cruising. As a rule of thumb, you can stay anywhere on the towpath for up to 14 days, unless there’s a sign with a time limit, if it’s on a lock landing, or next to facilities. You’ll find lots of handy information here in the short stay section of our Mooring FAQs page
Another great source of useful boating information, events and more is the fortnightly Boater’s Update. If you sign up it will arrive in your inbox every other Friday.
If you’re intending to continuously cruise around the Greater London area, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the latest London & South East Regional Bulletin as there's often useful boating information as well as local news and events.
And finally check out the other items in our boating team blogs, as we cover wide range of subjects which we hope are informative - and sometimes entertaining too!
If you’ve got a subject you’d like us to cover, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to oblige. If you’ve got any questions or concerns do please pick up the phone and speak to your local licence support officer, the boating team are always happy to help.
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