Botany Bay refers to an area on the outskirts of Chorley alongside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Lancashire. The mooring site is located in an area which was once instrumental in transport for the North West of England and was home to several mills during the Industrial Revolution. The historic town of Preston lies 12 miles to the north and provides a wealth of shops, leisure and entertainment attractions.
The secure linear site is approximately 190 metres long and provides space for up to 11 vessels moored against the off-side bank.
The mooring site is accessed via a single track road from Knowley Brow, via the B6228, Blackburn Road. The site is approximately eight miles from Chorley.
There is a water point and a large bin at the end of the mooring site which is shared with passing boaters. These facilities are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement
The nearest Canal & River Trust facilities, including showers, toilets, elsan and pump-out, are approximately two miles east of the mooring site at Johnsons Hillock Locks.
A small open car park is provided by the local waterway, moorers can use it but they do not have any priority over others at this site
Access to the site is through a locked gate which has a combination lock.
Mooring rings are installed at this site but mooring pins may be needed dependent on boat length.
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.
The mooring site can be viewed from the towpath, access to the site must be arranged with the mooring manager.