Mooring Enforcement



Boats moored on a Waterside Mooring site without a valid mooring agreement are preventing other potential paying customers from occupying the berth.  This is both unfair to other customers on site who are paying and it also means that the Trust is losing potential income.  All profit generated from our long term moorings goes back into the maintenance and care for the 2000 mile inland waterway network.  We have therefore introduced a system at some of our sites of issuing Mooring Overstay Charge Notices (MOCNs) to any craft moored at the mooring site without permission.  These parking style charges are collected through an approved contractor, District Enforcement Limited. 

We have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions for our mooring customers and other boaters on the network to explain why the charges are necessary and how the system works.

The sites were this system is currently operational are:

 Site Name


Bow Wharf

Hertford Union Canal

Matchmaker's Wharf

River Lee Navigation

Burdett Road Limehouse Cut
Talavera Regent's Canal
Lisson Grove Regent's Canal
Willow Wren Grand Union Mainline
Cowley North Off-side Grand Union Mainline
Uxbridge Towpath Grand Union Mainline
Batchworth Grand Union Mainline
Leighton Buzzard Grand Union Mainline
Aynho Oxford Canal
Newbold Oxford Canal
Foxton Village GU Harborough Arm
Bathampton Kennet & Avon Canal
Claverton Kennet & Avon Canal
Tyle Mill Kennet & Avon Canal
Hatton Top Lock Grand Union Mainline
Stonebridge South River Lee Navigation
East Wick River Lee Navigation
Browns Meadow Grand Union Mainline
Common Moor Grand Union Mainline
Atlip Road Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch)
Lime Kilns Ashby Canal
Tuttle Hill Coventry Canal
Grendon Wharf Coventry Canal
Beeston Off-side Notts & Beeston Canal
Fradley Linear Trent & Mersey Canal
Spode Trent & Mersey Canal
Gailey Wharf Staffs & Worcester Canal
Cranfleet Towpath Upper Trent Navigation
Cranfleet Off-side Upper Trent Navigation
Sawley Lock Upper Trent Navigation
Bishop's Meadow River Soar
Cowley North Towpath Grand Union


Click on the sign icon below to read the mooring terms:


Our our standard Mooring Agreement Terms & Conditions which apply to all those sites named above, can be found here