Melbourne Arm Moorings are situated just off of the Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire.
This idyllic rural canal was once derelict but has been saved by the work of energetic local volunteers and campaigners. It is now one of the country’s best canals for nature, and home to three Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The mooring site provides space for up to 11 boats moored against finger pontoons.
The mooring site is next to the village of Melbourne, approximately 10 miles south east of York.
The access road to the mooring site is from Main Street, which runs through Melbourne. The nearest main road is the B1228, General/Common Lane.
Facilities block and / or waste bins are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, they do not form part of the mooring agreement
Car Parking - an open car park provided by the local waterway, moorers can use it but they do not have any priority over others at this site
The facilities block, and water point, require a standard CRT key for access.
The car park has a gated entrance and requires a standard CRT key.
Vehicle access to the site is along an access path next to the Melbourne Arms pub, leading to the car park entrance. There is a pedestrian access path from the car park to the mooring site.
All pontoons on site have recently been refurbished and finished with anti-slip decking boards.
The upper reaches of the Pocklington Canal are not currently accessible by boat, but the towpath is open to walkers, and is a great place for spotting the wildlife and plants that thrive along the canal.
IMPORTANT NOTES: All customer items must be stored upon the boat and not on the surrounding land areas.
At certain times of the year flood conditions outside of the Pocklington Canal may prevent access to the moorings, or exit from the moorings if already moored there.
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 moorings can be viewed at most times. We do ask that closer inspection of the mooring area and pontoons is made with the Mooring Manager.