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

Winter moorings

We appreciate that cruising in winter can become challenging as the weather starts to bite. With this in mind, we offer temporary moorings at selected locations around the country for those wanting to hunker down.

Winter moorings 2015/16

Winter moorings support the continuous cruising lifestyle. In winter, the more challenging weather conditions can make cruising a harder prospect and we appreciate that not every boater wants to face the icy winds, early dusk and rock-hard ground that the season can bring. This year, we are offering a wide selection of dedicated winter moorings between 1 November 2015 and 29 February 2016 to give boaters across the country a chance to tie up for the season, while keeping enough space clear for those who want to continue cruising.

If you’re interested in booking a winter mooring permit this year, take a look at our list of winter mooring sites and the accompanying maps and then head over to our web licensing site (in a change from previous years, winter moorings will not be sold through the Trust's directly managed moorings website) where you can book your permit. If you don’t have an account on our web licensing site yet, but are a current licence-holder, make sure you select an option to register under ‘I am an existing Canal & River Trust customer’.

Lots of boaters have been asking us about the changes to winter moorings this year.  We’ve published a statement to tell you about why we provide winter moorings and what we’re offering boaters this year, as well as our reasons behind the changes. 

Please note that we have decided not to offer winter moorings in central London. We have received feedback from some boaters in London that it will be fairer to maximise all boaters’ opportunities to share the space available in such a busy city, where mooring space is at a premium. Winter moorings will still be available in greater London, within easy reach of the centre of town.

If you have any enquiries you can call our customer service team on 0303 040 4040.

Site maps:

Please note: The below maps indicate the stretch that each winter mooring can be found on. Lengths may not be 100% precise but the linear length of each site can be found in the site list, and signage on site will indicate the beginning and end of each winter mooring from 1 November.


Last date edited: 24 March 2016