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 2016/17

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. We are currently finalising details of where we will offer dedicated winter moorings 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.

Details of the locations where winter moorings will be available for 2016/17 will be published in August 2016. Winter moorings will go on sale on a first come, first served basis from Monday 3 October 2016 via our web licensing site 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’.

Site maps:

Maps indicating the location where each winter mooring are to be located will be available from August 2016. Lengths shown on the maps may not be 100% precise but the linear length of each site will be included in the site list, and signage on site will indicate the start and end point of each winter mooring from 1 November.


Last date edited: 6 July 2016