Common Moor L1 Leisure

Common Moor is a popular mooring site located on a rural stretch of the Grand Union Canal close to Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.

The mooring site lies next to a designated nature reserve with some 40 hectares of grassland and provides a diverse and rich habitat for plants and animals.

Croxley Green is less than half a mile away from the mooring site and provides local services, shops and transport links. Watford town centre is approximately three miles away.

Nearest Road

There is no direct road access to the site. To reach the site from Watford Road, take the un-named, no-through road, opposite Croxley Station to Bridge 170.

Nearest Station

Croxley Station

Nearest Town


Additional Information

The nearest facilities, including drinking water, diesel, LPG, elsan disposal and pump-out (charged), are just under a mile away at Bridgewater Boats, which is on the offside, below Lock 78. A water point is available on the towpath at the top of Lock 78. This service is provided by and under the control of the local waterway, and does not form part of the mooring agreement.

Car parking is not available at this site so customers must make alternative arrangements.

Please note - Mill Lane is a Public Bridleway and motorised vehicles should not use it for access or parking

The mooring site is south of Bridge 170, on the edge of Common Moor, near Croxley Green.

The site can be reached by a path from Bridge 170, which is a footbridge leading to Common Moor. Access is through the gate on the offside and down the steps to the moored boats. A site specific key is required for the gate and is available to permit holders only.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

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Grand Union Canal
Access Restrictions

As from 1st April 2018 - a fully refundable deposit of £50.00 will be charged for a site specific access key.

All customer items must be stored on boats and not on any of the surrounding land areas

PLEASE NOTE - Mill Lane is a Public Bridleway and motorised vehicles should not use it for access or parking

Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Site Specific Key
Belinda Phillips
07717 581215 or 0303 040 40 40