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

Filming Location Fees

We charge location hire fees for commercial filming and photography on our canals and rivers. All the income generated from shoots goes towards caring for our waterways.

All fees are approximate, you will receive a fee quote upon submitting your completed application.

  • Fees are exclusive of VAT which is added onto the total.
  • Additional fees for staff time, parking, third party works assessments, towpath closures etc. may apply on top of location fees
  • There is no charge for the first recce, subsequent recces are charged at £50. Recces are advised for crews of 20 or more.
  • Cancellation fee is 50% of the agreed total fee if cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before your shoot (refer to licence terms).
  • Prep / strike fees are 50% of hourly location hire fee.
  • In some cases you may be charged a late notice admin fee if you submit or amend your application less than 48 hours before the shoot date. 
Type of Production  Location Hire Fee by Crew Size 
<20 20-40


Factual Entertainment

Educational Film

Corporate Film

Arts Film

£130 per hour n/a

Music Video

Commercial Photo-shoot

Online Promotional Video

From £130 per hour From £150 per hour

Fashion Editorial / Campaign

TV Advert

Online Advert (Large Brand)

From £150 per hour From £200 per hour

TV Drama

Low Budget Feature film

From £150 per hour From £200 per hour
Feature Film From 200 per hour From £200 per hour

Student Film

Charity Film

  • £50 for half a day (4 hours)
  • £100 for full day (8 hours)
  • + £10 per additional hour
Drone Filming (only) £130 per hour n/a

 If you have a query regarding our fees, please email filming.photography@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Last date edited: 6 May 2016