Who Are We

Urban Moorings CIC are a group of boaters who
have lived and worked on the canals of the UK
for many years. Working with the aim of wanting
to create mooring sites that boaters actually want,
integrating ecology, history, art and volunteering.

Slow Regeneration

We came up with a unique concept based on the
idea of 'Slow Regeneration' which allows us to
develop moorings without having to spend millions
of pounds and digging big soul less holes filled with
water tagged onto the canal.

Follow Our Journey

Here is our Journey on how we plan to turn derelict
and unprofitable pieces of land that CRT own into
self managed boater run moorings.

Working With

Urban Moorings Team

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Alison Tuck

Site Director
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Louise Moore

Accounts Director
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Jennie Howland


Donate to The Project

Anything you can donate towards the project would be gratefully received. We can use the money to buy seed for the garden, food for the wildlife, cups of tea for volunteers, and materials to restore the historic buildings.

"Living on the canal provides a set of challenges that many on land have never experienced; self sufficiency being at the forefront. It gives us a unique way of looking at the world and our surroundings. Generating  power, getting water, emptying toilets, rubbish disposal, somewhere to moor access to shops, breakdowns: These are all day to day problems which have to be overcome. Forward thinking, creativity and planning are essential."


Urban moorings wants to share this with land based dwellers

Building Moorings

We want to create moorings that are unique and offer flexibility to boat owners

Preserving Canal History

We want the history of the industrial Canal system to be available to see and be used by everyone.

Slow Regeneration

We want the site to evolve and develop overtime making it a flexible space that grows with need.


We want to bring the canal and land communities together.