Camping & 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 Bridge 12 (road bridge with permanent footbridge) where a temporary pedestrian crossing with traffic lights and the Marina road will give assess to the Show. Moorings in Zone 1 are between 300m and 450m from this Pedestrian Entrance .

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are between Bridge 11 and the tunnel and also the towpath opposite the Boat Show site. The bank here is mainly piled or concrete and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorings are between 450m and 800m from the Pedestrian Entrance to the Show.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located between 800m and 1200m from the Pedestrian Entrance to the Show,  Zone 3 is between the canal entrance to the Marina and 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.



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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