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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
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 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. Winter moorings 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.
2017/18 winter moorings are available at fixed locations between 1 November 2017 - 16 March 2018. Please note that winter moorings are finishing two weeks earlier than usual to ensure they don’t disrupt the start of the summer cruising season over the Easter holidays.
Winter mooring permits are available to purchase for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 4.5 months.
There are four price bands for the 2017/18 winter moorings depending on what is available at or nearby the mooring and the level of demand at the site.
*This year most mooring prices will be held at 2016/17 levels. Some sites have changed price band in response to the high or low levels of demand last winter, with popular sites increasing in price and less popular sites seeing a price cut.
Before booking a winter mooring please check our winter stoppages list to ensure that stoppages will not prevent you reaching or leaving the winter mooring site.
2017/18 winter mooring locations and price list
2017/18 winter moorings frequently asked questions (FAQs)
2017/18 winter moorings terms and conditions
These maps indicate the location where each winter mooring is located in the Trust's different waterway areas. 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 indicates the start and end point of each winter mooring from 1 November 2017 - 16 March 2018.
East Midlands winter mooring mapsKennet & Avon winter mooring mapsLondon waterways winter mooring mapsManchester, Pennine and Potteries winter mooring mapsNorth East winter mooring mapsNorth Wales and Borders winter mooring mapsNorth West winter mooring mapsSouth East winter mooring mapsSouth Wales and Severn winter mooring mapsWest Midlands winter mooring maps
2017/18 Winter mooring permits go on sale from 6am on 2 October on sale on a first come, first served basis 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’.
Last date edited: 17 January 2018