Camping & Mooring

Mooring

There are reserved moorings for the Show on the main line of the Grand Union Canal for visitors who wish to come by boat. These moorings must be booked in advance and are available from Thursday 19 August to Sunday 22 August inclusive. Boats are moored breasted up.

Access to the Show for 2021 is via the newly constructed permanent footbridge alongside the roadbridge (Bridge 12) and a temporary pedestrian crossing with traffic lights to bring visitors from the moorings to a new Pedestrian Entrance into the Marina. There will be no temporary footbridge over the canal. Mooring Zone distances are now measured from the new Pedestrian Entrance, which is on the Marina road.

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of mooring space and must be purchased separately. Moorings are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Our Show Visitor Moorings are in three zones. 

Zone 1

Concrete or piled bank with level towpath. Most boats in this zone are moored breasted up to the north and south of the temporary footbridge access to the show, which will be in place for the 2022 Show. Moorings in Zone 1 are up to 150m from the temporary bridge.

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are mainly piled or concrete and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorings are between 150m and 400m from the temporary footbridge entrance to the Show.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located between 400m and 800m from the temporary footbridge entrance to the Show, Zone 3 extends to Bridge 14. The canal bank here is eroded and the towpath uneven. We advise that this zone is suitable only for boaters who are relatively fit and are prepared to use a gang plank. Moorings here are not ideal for boaters with animals aboard. Boats should tie to the wooden posts provided, and not put stakes in the bank, which is home to many water voles.

 

Please note that Crick Boat Show visitor boats do not have access into Crick Marina and boaters are advised to fill up with water and empty toilet tanks, etc before mooring at the Show.

 

Camping 

Crick Boat Show has its own camping field for caravans, motorhomes and tents. The site provides access to water, showers, toilets, sanitary and refuse disposal. 

For 2021 there will be additional cleaning of toilets and showers, which will be maintained by a specialist cleaning company. 

The campsite has a gentle gradient and is therefore not entirely flat. Please note, spaces are limited and availability is not guaranteed unless booked in advance. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of capming space and must be purchased separately.

 

Local Hotels

For those who do not wish to camp or moor for the show, there are a number of hotels in the area.

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