Canal boatyards, marinas & moorings on English & Welsh canals & waterways
If you own your own canal boat, are thinking of buying one, and don't intend to 'continuously cruise' the canals, you'll need somewhere to moor it and to keep it maintained. There are 'online' moorings (or 'towpath' moorings) along many stretches of canals but the increasing trend is towards mooring off the main line of the canal, in marinas or boatyards. Canal marinas and canal boatyards can provide more security, a range of useful services and less chance of disturbance to your moorings by passing boats.
Although some boatyards concentrate on canal boat servicing and maintenance, many also provide moorings. Both marinas and boat yards frequently offer the same maintenance and repair services and may sell second hand and new canal boats. Wherever possible we have given an email address and indicated the range of facilities available, there's a key to the icons we use on each listing page.
We've split our listings into 6 waterway areas.
- Moorings in North West England &
Including marinas and moorings on the Llangollen, Macclesfield, Peak Forest, Shropshire Union & Trent & Mersey Canals.
- Moorings on the Grand Union Canal
Marinas and moorings on the Grand Union Canal including the Leicester section and the River Soar.
- Moorings on canals of Northern England
Marinas and moorings on the Bridgewater, Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble, Leeds & Liverpool, Rochdale canal and River (Yorkshire) Ouse and River Ure.
- Moorings on canals & waterways of the Midlands
Marinas and moorings on the Ashby, BCN, Coventry, Gloucester & Sharpness, Oxford, Staffs & Worcs, Stratford, Worcs & Birmingham canals and the River Avon & River Severn.
- Moorings on Waterways of Eastern
Marinas and moorings on the River Nene, River Great Ouse, Fossdyke, River Trent, Middle levels, Norfolk Broads.
- Moorings in Southern England & South Wales
Marinas and moorings on the Kennet & Avon, River Stort, River Thames, River Wey and the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal.