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Favourite Moorings

Ashby Canal


Wintry moorings on the Ashby Canal at Shackerstone by Stuart Woodman. 

Birmingham Canal Navigations

This stunning reflection of boats moored in the still waters of Gas Street Basin in central Birmingham was captured by Irina Zhigulina.

Bridgewater Canal


Rural moorings near Lymm on the Bridgewater Canal by Fiona Gardner (instagram.com/nb_albion

Coventry Canal

Tranquil moorings on the Coventry Canal at Alvecote, close to Alvecote Pools nature reserve and the ruins of a Benedictine priory, by Bernard Hedderman.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal


Gloucester Docks at night by Clive and Jill Field (nb Witcombe).

Grand Union Canal


A snowy scene on the Grand Union Canal near Stockers Lock, Rickmansworth, by John Lovelock.

GU-Leics-near-Crick-by-Angela-Rundle.jpgCome the end of May, Angela and Mike Rundle might have some competition for their most-loved place to the stop on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal, thanks to a certain popular boat show. “We like to moor near Crick at Crack’s Hill and walk to the top of the hill for views over the village, down to Yelvertoft and miles beyond. We then have a pleasant stroll around Millennium and Jubilee woods.” 

FM-GU-Crick-Wharf-by-Adrian-Chandler.jpgCrick Wharf on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal by Adrian Chandler. “A narrowboat was emerging from beneath the new footbridge and preparing to moor, and the hawthorn trees were leaning over the water, heavy with red berries,” says Adrian. 


Kennet & Avon Canal

Llangollen Canal

Alison Harris moored her boat under the trees at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal last summer.

Macclesfield Canal


Bollington Wharf on the Macclesfield Canal by Brian McGuigan (instagram.com/coalboat_alton).

Oxford Canal


Tranquil moorings on the south Oxford Canal summit by Ian Jacques. 

River Mersey

Has Liverpool’s Salthouse Dock ever looked better than in this night-time picture taken by Pak Hung Chan? The well-serviced moorings are steeped in maritime history and are ideally located for exploring the city’s shops, cultural attractions and eateries.

Shropshire Union Canal


Autumnal moorings at Gnosall Heath, just north of Cowley Tunnel, on the Shropshire Union Canal by David Blackburn-Kane

River Soar

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A seasonal mooring at Barrow-upon-Soar by Paul Biggs. 

Stourbridge Canal

The Stourbridge Extension Canal by Tony Porter, nb Holderness: "This is a little-boated stretch of water but we found it to be deep, wide and clear when we stayed there overnight."

Stratford Canal


A beautiful May evening moored below Bridge 38 by Christine O’Rourke. 

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

A beautiful autumnal scene on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Kinver, by Graham Gough. We love how the striking foliage appears to tumble down into the water and contrasts with the brightly coloured narrowboats.

Great Haywood Junction

Winter moorings at Great Haywood, the junction of the Trent & Mersey and Staffs & Worcs canals, by Brian Walker. The Staffordshire village’s facilities and the nearby Shugborough Estate visitor attraction make this a popular stop for boaters.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Fave-Mooring-Steve-Teratsia-Wychno400.jpgWychnor on the Trent & Mersey Canal by Steve Teratsia (instagram.com/steve.teratsia). 

River Weaver

Vale Royal Moorings River Weaver photo by Jerry Marshall

Sunset over moorings just upstream of Vale Royal Lock on the River Weaver by Jerry Marshall.


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