CRT to Continue Winter Mooring Permit Trial02 September 2014
Canal & River Trust (CRT) has announced that following a positive response to last year’s trial changes to the winter moorings system it has decided to offer a continuation of that pilot, with a few additional features.
The permits are designed to cater for those boating in winter when many continuous cruisers choose to keep their boat in one place by purchasing a winter mooring permit between November and March.
Over the winter of 2014/15, boaters will be able to choose:
- General Towpath Permits: cheaper and more flexible, allowing mooring anywhere on the towpath for a month or more, with a few exceptions
- Selected Visitor Moorings: a selection of the most popular sites offered for winter moorings in previous years
- Central London Winter Mooring Sites: four locations (West, Central, East 1 & East 2)
In response to feedback from boaters CRT is now offering winter mooring permits of one, two, three, four or five months duration, starting on the first day of the month. There are unlimited numbers of general towpath permits available.
Continuous cruisers will be able to book general mooring permits on Wednesday 1st October. For continuous cruisers seeking to book selected visitor moorings or central London winter moorings, four and five month permits will be available on 1st October, with two and three month permits on sale on 14th October and one month permits bookable from 1st November. Other boaters will be able to secure winter moorings at selected visitor sites from 1st November.
From 1st October, winter mooring permits will be available from CRT's website.
In April 2015, the Trust will be asking boaters for their views about winter moorings and how they could be improved for the following winter.
For more information, including prices, visit CRT's website.
Photo: Winter above Grindley Brook, Llangollen Canal (photo by Alan Wilding)