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Your Handy Guide to Visitor Moorings, Water Points, Pump-Out and Elsan facilities along the River Nene
(revised 08/07/2021)

Facilities provided by the Environment Agency (EA) for the use of boaters on the River Nene are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Charges may apply at other, non-EA operated sites and where possible the approximate nightly cost is shown. For ease of identification, sites have been colour coded. EA – Green : Council/Trust – Yellow : Clubs/FOTRN – Blue : Commercial – Red.
The location is shown by the grid code and also ///what3words. Where a channel to enter the location is involved, ///what3words is showing the entrance to the location from the main river. Whilst every effort has been made to quantify the accuracy of the information when compiling this document, it is advisable when planning your trip to contact your proposed stop over locations prior to your arrival where possible, to ensure space will be available and the service meets your requirements.

Northampton Town Quay Visitor Moorings

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Free Short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring provided by Northampton Borough Council. Convenient for town centre shops, which are a 10 minute walk away. If you don’t fancy walking into town a supermarket and retail stores are just a few minutes away – head for the yellow footbridge and turn ‘inland’ down the pedestrian Trenery Way.

(EA) Northampton Marina

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Northampton Marina provides a warm welcome, secure overnight moorings, good accessibility if you have limited mobility on ‘rise and fall’ floating pontoons, electric hook ups, sanitary facilities, laundrette and wifi. Charges apply (£10 per night). The county town of Northampton offers a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres and visitor attractions – the town centre is just a 10 minute walk away. Why not stay a while to explore?

(EA) Midsummer Meadows Visitor Mooring, Northampton

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A Free short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring located within one of Northampton many public parks and meadows, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre. This mooring offers good accessibility if you have limited mobility. The floating pontoon rises and falls in accordance with river levels.

(EA) Northampton Washlands Visitor Mooring

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Free short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring in a quiet location with great views. The floating pontoon rises and falls in accordance with water levels. The Riverside Retail Park, with chemist, outdoor clothing, pet store and DIY shops, is a 20 minute walk away. In times of flood access in to and out of the Washlands may not be possible. Warning sirens sound before the barrage gates are closed.

Northampton Boat Club

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01536 350158 Clubhouse
07860 765725 Harbourmaster (Mike)
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Northampton Boat Club welcomes visitors but mooring space is limited at this popular boat club. Please contact the Harbourmaster on the number above to enquire about availability. Facilities include a clubhouse and bar, showers, electricity hook ups, and elsan disposal point. Mooring at the club is Free but a donation would be appreciated.

Billing Marina

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Not the easiest entrance to navigate and easily missed, so make a note when travelling downstream to go through the lock and turn sharp left before the road bridge. This secure site offers overnight moorings, water, electricity, diesel, pump out, chandlery and full use of Billing Aquadrome’s leisure facilities. Breakdown, repairs and service facilities also available. (£10 per night) Public House/Restaurant, Fish & Chips and Garden Village with garden centre, retail outlets and boutique shops all close by.

Cogenhoe Mill

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The marina moorings are for non residential long term only. (no visitor moorings) .

White Mills Marina

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01604 812057
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Secure moorings on floating pontoons in one of the Nene’s newest marinas. Facilities include water, electricity(fee payable), wifi, diesel, gas, elsan/*pump out, coal/wood, laundry, toilets/showers, café and coffee lounge, small chandlery. (£12 per night, *pump out £20) Earls Barton (20 minutes’ walk) offers a butchers, small supermarket, pubs and restaurant, take away, pharmacy, museum, gift shop, hair dressers, doctors, post office, newsagents, dog grooming salon, and vineyard!

Manor Farm, Great Doddington

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Grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members located downstream of the road bridge below Doddington Lock. Great Doddington Village, with convenience store and public house, is a 10 minute walk away.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

(EA) Wellingborough Embankment Visitor Mooring & Navigation Facilities

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Located on the edge of the market town of Wellingborough amongst the historic Town and Sanderson’s Wharfs, the Embankment provides a long length of visitor moorings as well as a water point, pump-out (token operated, available from Northampton Marina or when you register your boat for use on the River Nene) and elsan facilities. Supermarket, DIY centre and other stores within a 10 minute walk away. You will need your Environment Agency navigation key to access these facilities.

Glebe Moorings Ditchford

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07941 257090
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Overnight moorings (subject to availability £5 per night on arrival) and farm shop at Glebe Meadow Fisheries close to Ditchford Lock, the only remaining lock on the River Nene with a radial gate. This powered radial gate pivots from below and rotates up and over boats. There were many more radial gates along the Nene, most of which have been replaced by guillotine gates. Be a detective as you travel and look out for the large downstream recesses at locks which used to house a radial gate and its mechanism.

Water Ski Lake, Ditchford

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Remotely located grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members between Lower Wellingborough lock and Ditchford Lock, adjacent to the Nene Valley Water Ski Club lake.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

(EA) Rushden and Diamonds, Irthlingborough – Visitor Moorings

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A popular long length of short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring provided by the Environment Agency overlooking Stanwick Lakes Country Park. From here you can explore the 750 acres of this countryside attraction and nature reserve, with visitor centre, café, craft workshops and a host of activities set in the heart of the Nene Valley.

Blackthorn Lake Marina, Ringstead

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01933 622038
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Secure marina tucked away down a small country track. Perfect for those who like their peace and quiet. Water, electricity, fuel sales, elsan, pump out. (£10 per night) It is wise to check availability before arriving.

Willy Watt Marina, Woodford

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01933 622038
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A well-established marina providing a secure site, water, electricity, laundry room, elsan, pump out, chandlery and engineer on site. . (for long term moorings, visitor moorings use Blackthorn Lake) The nearby Watermill Tea Rooms at Woodford Mill is a popular venue and has a working watermill linked to a generator which helps to power the tea room.

Woodford Riverside Marina

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Small, secure, private marina in a rural setting on the outskirts of Woodford Village between Lower Ringstead Lock and Woodford Lock. Residential and non residential craft up to 75ft (No overnight visitor moorings). Facilities include electricity, water, pump-out and elsan facilities. Worth checking mooring availability if you are considering leaving your boat on the river for any length of time.

Woodford

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Grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members, close to the village of Woodford. **PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION A LARGE LENGTH OF THIS MOORING HAS COLLAPSED** Woodford provides a choice of public houses, fish and chip shop and convenience store.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

(EA) Nine Arches Bridge, Thrapston - Visitor Moorings

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Take a sharp left hand turn just before Nine Arches Bridge when travelling downstream to access this quiet mooring spot with water point and easy access to the small market town of Thrapston. Nearby pubs, shops, cafes, medical and veterinary services ensure that this a popular location. Make sure that you arrive early as space can be limited.

Islip Dave Mooring

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Grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members downstream of Thrapton Nine Arches Bridge. This mooring is land locked; there is no foot access either on or off.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

(EA) Islip Mill Mooring, Islip – Visitor Moorings

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Located approximately 100 metres downstream of Islip Lock, next to the Middle Nene Sailing Club. Accommodates up to six narrow boats along its length. Elongated mooring bollards accommodate changing river levels. Shops, cafes, pubs, medical and veterinary services are a 20 minute walk away in Thrapston, where the church also contains clues of the town’s associations with the Washington (USA) family.

(EA) Titchmarsh Lock – Visitor Moorings

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There is always a great welcome for visitors at the boat clubs along the River Nene. Short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring provided by the Environment Agency just a few yards downstream of Titchmarsh Lock, within the grounds of the Middle Nene Cruising Club. (This mooring currently ‘doubles up’ as the downstream landing stage but can accommodate overnight stays. Please moor with consideration for those wishing to use the lock.)

Peartree Farm Mooring, Aldwincle

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Grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members. Situated in a remote but pretty location.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

(EA) King’s Arms PH, Wadenhoe – water point

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Water point close to Wadenhoe Lock and next to the King’s Arms public house – so you have the perfect excuse for topping up on something a little stronger than water! The pub allows short stay mooring for its customers (overnight £10, fee if eating at pub) Wadenhoe is a picture perfect English village with stone cottages, a village green, and a medieval church that sits high above a spur on the river.

Lilford Lodge Marina

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01832 272230

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Recently opened marina – secure site offering short stay, seasonal and annual moorings for narrow boats and cruisers on floating pontoons and walkways with electricity, water, and wifi. Car parking also available. A new facility building is under construction and there is a service dock with pump out and refuelling facilities, slipway, and a dedicated hard standing area for winter boat storage.

Barnwell Boat Club

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01832 272585
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Located in Hills and Hollows, a short distance upstream of Upper Barnwell Lock. Available facilities include water, diesel, coal and gas, elsan disposal and pump out. (The moorings and facilities are for residential and long term only, (no visitor moorings)

(EA) Upper Barnwell Lock – water point

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Water point next to the lock. This is a pretty location near the historic market town of Oundle. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Oundle so pop into the marina on the other side of the road bridge to see if either they or the boat club have any available visitor mooring space. Thursday is market day in Oundle and a Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of every month.

Oundle Cruising Club

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01832 275297 (Clubhouse)
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You can be sure of a warm welcome at Oundle Cruising Club. Moorings for visiting boats are river side of the club house only. Facilities include washroom, shower, electricity and licensed bar in the club house. Mooring is free but donations are gratefully accepted. For full details visit : www.oundlecruisingclub.co.uk/information.pdf

Oundle Marina

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01832 272762
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The entrance is very narrow but this marina provides overnight moorings, diesel, elsan, water, gas, toilets and showers (£10 per night) The ancient and historic market town of Oundle offers a wide range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, public houses, theatre, cinema, bookshop, medical centre, dentists, and dispensing chemists. The town centre has many fine stone buildings, some of which form part of Oundle School, a co-educational independent school founded in 1556 by the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London.

"(EA) Fotheringhay Bridge – water point "

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Water point just upstream of the small medieval arched bridge that spans the river in this /picturesque village that was the birth place of Richard the III and saw the imprisonment and execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Castle Farm guest house provide a long length of short stay mooring (charges apply) in the shadow of the castle mound just downstream of the bridge.

"Castle Farm Guest House Moorings "

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A long length of visitor moorings alongside the remains of Fotheringhay (£2.50 for short daytime stay, £5 overnight collected by farmer on arrival) Castle a village that is steeped in history. Spending some time here is a must – make sure that you explore this beautiful and historic location. There are no shops in the village but the pub in the village centre serves meals. Excellent walks in the area.

"Elton Boat Club, Warmington Mill"

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Another great welcome awaits you at Elton Boat Club, where members are keen to share their local knowledge and experience of boating on the River Nene. Contact the Harbourmaster before arriving to check that space is available. (Max length of boat permitted 36ft) The Club House has showers, toilets, water point, toilet disposal point and a seating area with television available for members and visitors.

"(EA) Yarwell Lock – water point"

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Water point close to the upstream lock landing stage and located within Yarwell Mill Holiday Park. The three storey Grade II listed watermill (recently converted into residential appartments) has a Datestone inscribed ‘AD 1839’ and probably replaced an earlier building shown on the enclosure map of 1778.

"Yarwell Mill Holiday Park"

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Long stay moorings only (no overnight available). Moorers have full use of on-site facilities including showers, toilets and laundry facilities. Other facilities include a slipway, designated dog walking field, gas bottles available for purchase on site and a convenience store and three local pubs all within a 15- 20 minute walk. No foul water emptying facility. The Nene Valley Way long distance footpath runs through the park offering great local walking routes

"Stibbington Moorings"

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Residential long term moorings only. Secure site with car parking, water, electricity and pumpout for berth holders only.

"(EA) Nene Valley Railway, Stibbington – Visitor Mooring "

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Short stay (max. 48 hours) floating pontoon visitor mooring close to the Nene Valley Railway station. You can ride on a historic steam train into the centre of Peterborough, or to explore the Nene Valley Railway’s stations at Yarwell, Wansford, Ferry Meadows and Orton Mere. A trip boat occasionally operates from this mooring during the daytime but the mooring is always available for overnight stays.

Peterborough Cruising Club Club"

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07960 126794 Harbourmaster
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Boat club upstream of Alwalton Lock. Visitor moorings subject to availabilty. Please check in advance of arrival.

"Pudding Lane Alwalton Mooring"

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Grass bank mooring (no mooring bollards) provided by the Friends of the River Nene for use by their members close to Alwalton Lock. The public footpath that traverses the lock (don’t cross over the lock but take the other direction) will take you to Alwalton Village where there is a pub and post office about a 30 minutes walk away.
In order to use any FORN mooring, membership is required at £12pa. Download an application form.
www.friendsoftherivernene.co.uk/membershipform.pdf

"(EA) Wild Mooring Alwalton"

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The location is opposite the FOTRN mooring on the lock island, this is a 48 hour mooring only.

"Overton Lake, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Orton – Visitor Mooring "

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Set in the heart of Ferry Meadows Country Park on the outskirts of Peterborough, Overton Lake is directly accessed from the River Nene and provides free 24- hour moorings. No other boating facilities are provided but the park offers a wide range of activities, visitor centre, cafe and gift shop. A Roman Historical Landmark (Military Settlement) is located on the west bank of the lake.

"(EA) Orton Lock – Visitor Mooring"

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Short stay (max. 48 hours) visitor mooring just downstream of Orton Lock. Elongated mooring bollards accommodate changing river levels. Explore riverside walks and lakes within the adjacent Nene Park and Ferry Meadows Country Park. You could also step back in time and catch a ride on a heritage stream or diesel train at the Nene Valley Railway’s Orton Mere Station, just a short walk away on the other side of the river.

"Peterborough Embankment – Navigation Facilities "

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A long length of visitor moorings, water point, pump-out and elsan provided by Peterborough City Council. You will need an Environment Agency navigation key to access and operate the sanitary facilities. A 10 minute walk will take you to city centre shops and attractions. Why not visit Peterborough Cathedral which is resting place of Katherine of Aragon and former resting place of Mary Queen of Scots, and dates back to 654 AD.

"(EA) Dog-in-a-Doublet Visitor Mooring"

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Short stay (max. 48 hours) floating pontoon visitor mooring. The Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock and Sluice Complex protects Peterborough and the surrounding area from surge tides. The name derives from the dog owned by a previous landlord of the nearby pub, said to have had a skin condition which caused him to lose his fur. His owner dressed him a small waistcoat (or doublet) to keep him warm, hence the name ‘Dog-in-a-Doublet’

"(EA) Guyhirn Tidal Mooring "

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Short stay (max. 48 hours) floating pontoon visitor mooring. The River Nene is tidal downstream of the Dog-in-aDoublet and this mooring provides safety for boats on this tidal stretch. All passages through the Dog-in-aDoublet tidal lock must be booked at least 24 hours in advance with the lock keeper, telephone 01733 202219

"(EA) Water Points "
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Short stay (max. 48 hours) floating pontoon visitor The EA water points are fitted with the type of connection shown in the photograph to comply with the Water Supply (Water Fitting) Regulations 1999, as required by Anglian Water, the water supplier.
You will need your navigation key to operate the water points, plus a female push-fit connector to attach your hosepipe to the fittings.

We hope that you will find this quick guide useful. EA moorings are designed with your safety in mind, particularly for when river flows and levels may be higher than usual. Photographs may have been taken at quiet times so please be aware that Visitor Moorings can get very busy during the summer months. Make time to plan ahead and arrive in good time.Local marinas, boat clubs, councils, some landowners, and other organisations all provide a variety of moorings, sanitary facilities, slipways, chandlery and fuel sales along the River Nene. Charges apply at some sites and where possible these have been included in this document. However, they may change so please check with the location, if possible, prior to your arrival. We hope you will enjoy cruising on the River Nene. Please remember to stay safe, be considerate to other river users, leave locks in the downstream position (pointed gates closed, guillotine raised) and take your rubbish to a correct disposal point.

This document was originally created by Sue Cant (EA) 2018 and update by Harry Wright (Oundle Cruising Club) 2021 and is for information only. Whilst every effort has been made to validate the information at time of update, neither party or organisation can be held responsible for any incorrect information. If you wish to give useful feedback which could be used in future updates, please click the button below.

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