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 Friday to Monday inclusive. Boats are moored breasted up. Access to the Show from the moorings is via a temporary footbridge over the canal.

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 bank with level towpath. All boats in this zone are moored breasted up to the north and south of the temporary bridge that gives assess to the Show form the canalside. Moorings in Zone 1 are within 200m of the temporary bridge.

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are between Bridge 12 and the tunnel. The bank here is mainly piled and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorinngs are between 200m and 650m from the temporary bridge for Show access.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located from 400 to 800m from the temporary Show access bridge, much of Zone 3 is between Bridge 13 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.


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. 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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