Find out about the different moorings available on Anglian waterways.
There are many mooring options for boaters on Anglian waterways. Anyone with a registered boat will need to use some type of mooring or landing stage.
Visitor (short stay) moorings
There are 48-hour visitor and safe haven / emergency moorings at various locations on our rivers. These are free of charge to registered river users and our river inspectors patrol them to ensure the stay limits are adhered to. To find out where they are please contact us.
You can also find out where visitor moorings are in our free navigation guides.
Permanent (allocated) moorings
Permanent moorings are moorings where you can leave your boat when you're not on the river. We offer permanent moorings at the following locations:
At residential moorings you can live aboard your boat all year round and not vacate your berth. You will usually pay a little extra for a true residential mooring and be liable to pay council tax (unlike permanent moorings where you have to vacate your berth for at least one month a year to comply with planning constraints).
Northampton mooring basin will soon offer 80 residential, permanent and visitor mooring spaces. Find out more about these moorings:
Please note that other mooring providers are available, and there are numerous clubs and private marinas to choose from.
A wild mooring usually just involves leasing a stretch of wild river bank with no formal structures or bollards to moor up to. You will normally need to join an association to gain sufficient insurance to use this type of mooring and not all sites are suitable.
If you believe we are the riverside landowner and you would like to lease some river bank to moor up to, you should contact your local river inspector or contact us.
Current locations where we have wild moorings include:
How do I rent a mooring?
To rent an Environment Agency Anglian mooring you will need to:
It will take approximately two weeks for us to set up your mooring account.
To find out what your mooring cost will be you need to:
Payments and invoicing
All mooring payments and invoices are dealt with by the Environment Agency Finance Service Centre. You can contact them by phone on 0845 607 0330 or by post at Environment Agency, Finance Service Centre, 1st and 2nd Floors South, Navigation Moorings Income, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2 5ZR.
Mooring charges are invoiced when you start to moor with us or at the start of every mooring year in April. Payment can be made by post, BACS, credit or debit card or at a bank. You can also pay in instalments spread throughout the year by direct debit.
Need more information?If you would like to know more about mooring on Anglian waterways, please telephone our Anglian Moorings Helpline on 01733 464065 (work days Mon to Fri 9am - 4.30pm), or contact us by email: