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Boatyards, marinas & moorings on UK canals & waterways

Places to moor your canal boat or barge

Most boat owners who are not ‘continuously cruising’ will need to pay for a mooring place for their boat on UK canals and rivers and to enable them to licence their boat.

  • Long term Moorings are available ‘online’ along some waterways, usually on the non-towpath side.
  • Marinas and boatyards may offer long and short term moorings off the main line of the canal. 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, than online moorings.
  • Marinas and boat yards frequently offer similar maintenance and repair services and also may sell second hand and new canal boats.
  • Not all boatyards provide moorings, some concentrate on canal boat servicing and maintenance.
  • Wherever possible we give an email address and indicate the range of facilities available.

We’ve split our marina & moorings listings into 4 waterway areas.



Northern England & Scotland; Marinas, Boatyards & Moorings

Including the River Trent, Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations, Leeds & Liverpool and Rochdale canals, River Ouse (Yorkshire), River Ure and the Scottish Lowland Canals.


North West England & North Wales; Marinas, Boatyards & Moorings

Including the Bridgewater, Llangollen, Montgomery, Macclesfield, Peak Forest, Shropshire Union & Trent & Mersey canals.



The Midlands & South Wales: Marinas, Boatyards & Moorings

Including the Ashby, Coventry, Gloucester & Sharpness, Oxford, Staffs & Worcs, Stratford, Worcs & Birmingham and Mon & Brec canals, Birmingham Canal Navigations, River Avon and River Severn.


Southern & South Eastern England; Marinas, Boatyards & Moorings

Including the Grand Union Canal, Kennet & Avon Navigation, River Stort, River Thames, River Wey, River Great Ouse, the Fens, Middle Levels  and Norfolk Broads.

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