We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Continuous cruising monitoring process

View our CC monitoring process here and all accompanying documents.

Image of narrowboat cruising past other boats on the canal Continuously cruising the canals

The waterways are busier today than ever before, so it’s really important that we manage the waterways fairly for all 32,500 boaters on our canals and rivers.  It’s great to see our canals thriving and we welcome all sorts of boats, as long as they are safe and abide by the licence terms and conditions.  It does mean that it’s more important than ever that we make sure everyone sticks to the rules so all boaters have fair access to the most popular locations – especially in places like London and Bath where the demand for moorings can be very high. 

On this page we’ve gathered together some information about how we monitor boat movements, why we have to do it, and what it might mean for you.

If you’d like to see the various letters we send out to boaters, you can find the templates below:

Useful downloads

  * Please note these templates may be subject to minor changes to reflect individual circumstances.

Last date edited: 18 October 2016