Annual Mooring and Navigation licence
Mooring fees are charged per metre of boat as is the case on most waterways, and is not tied to navigation licence charges.
Navigation licence charges consist of a standing charge and a lock use fee. The standing charge is determined depending on which pound your boat has it’s permanent “home” mooring – and as a result how many lockless miles of navigation you have available without passing through one of the controlled sets of locks.
For lock usage there are two options, the first is an annual fee of £100 for unlimited (subject to availability) lock usage. The second option is ‘pay as you go’. Please see lock opening days and times.
For further information and prices please contact the Office on 01252 370073 or email email@example.com
30 day explorer licence
A 30 day explorer licence allows a powered boat to use the canal on 30 non-consecutive days from April to March. Includes one return journey through lock flight only.
Download the Visitor boat licence application form 33kb or contact the Office on 01252 370073.
Unpowered boat licence
We offer a 1 day, 1 week or an annual licence.
Residential moorings are not allowed on the Basingstoke Canal. Exceptions to this are the existing houseboat moorings between Locks 1 and 3 at Woodham. These are houseboat moorings only, i.e. not for cruising boats. There may be vacancies for these which are administered by Surrey County Council. Contact Surrey County Council Estates department.