ALONG THE CANAL
If you plan
to leave your boat afloat on any of the 2,000 miles of waterways owned by
British Waterways, it needs a permanent British Waterways approved mooring.
This will normally be at a British Waterways site or a privately managed
mooring or marina, although approval for mooring at other locations may be
Before you moor your boat at any or our permanent:
mooring sites you need a mooring permit These are issued for periods of 3, 6, 9
or 12 months and always start the first day of the month. Conditions of issue,
details of availability or enquiries about a particular mooring site and
mooring application forms are available from the Waterway Office address below.
A list of British Waterways mooring sites and their charges is available
Lancaster Office allows overnight mooring on the canal towpath, other than at
recognised towpath mooring sites, which are clearly marked. The canal towpath
may not be used as a permanent mooring unless authorised. Please remember that
ALL craft on the canal, regardless of their type of berth, must hold a current
cruising licence to use the canal.
PRIVATE MOORINGS &
Approval may be given for a permanent mooring which is not: a
British Waterways or privately operated site. You should write to the Waterway
Office, giving details of the desired location and the size of your boat, to
seek permission. This will be needed in cases where your boat is to be moored
on your own property but on the Lancaster Canal (for example at the end of your
garden). If your intended mooring is acceptable a mooring permit will be issued
at 50% cost.