Even more go for winter moorings
WINTER MOORINGS, AIMED at allowing boaters without a home mooring to stop for longer periods than the usual maximum of two weeks in the colder months,
are seeing a significant increase in take-up this winter. The moorings are issued for periods of from one month up to five months, and are charged at four rates varying from £ 6.50 per metre of boat length per month for a quiet towpath space with no facilities, to £15 for a visitor mooring site with boater facilities, public transport links and access to a town or village.
This year the number of permits issued has risen
by 15 percent from 455 to 522, at 104 different locations across the network – with the choice of sites based on feedback received from last year. Canal & River Trust Head of Boating Mike Grimes said he was “pleased the moorings have proved so popular” and pointed out that the Trust had “spent a lot of time working on what we can offer boaters, and listening to what they want”.