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For annual and visitor registrations please call our

Registration Renewal Line on

0330 159 1983

(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Please be aware our lines can be very busy,

so your patience is appreciated.

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Ancholme   |   Black Sluice   |   Great Ouse   |   Nene   |   Stour   |   Welland & Glen

These precious waterways are an important part of our nation’s rich heritage and beauty.  They give enjoyment to countless people – not just to those who navigate them, but also those who walk along them, sit by them, fish on them, cycle beside them or simply enjoy being near them.

The Environment Agency (EA) is the Navigation Authority for Anglian Waterways which is made up of the rivers Ancholme, Black Sluice, Great Ouse, Nene, Stour, Welland and Glen. To be able to navigate these waterways or to take up one of the EA's moorings, you will need to be registered with the EA or hold a Canal and River Trust (CRT) Gold Licence. 


Access to the locks on these waterways require a navigation key which can be ordered when completing your registration, or alternatively they can be purchased from official agents or River Inspectors.  Proof of registration will be required.

Our Moorings

The river Ancholme at Brigg with cruisers moored along one side of the bank
An image of the finger moorings at Denver when newly installed.


River Great Ouse

A view of the river at Upware in to the distance with boats along the bank.
A narrow boat is moored along a pontoon at Northampton Marina with a hot air balloon in the sky.

On-line moorings on the east bank by the leisure centre

A mix of on-line and rise and fall berths on east and west banks

On-line berths within the small village of Upware

Leisure use and residential moorings in Northampton

Customer Contact Centre 03708 506 506 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm)
Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60 (24hr)
Floodline 0345 988 1188

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