What facilities are on site?

Whether looking for a change of scenery or mooring for your first boat, we have everything you need for a fresh start in an affordable way. Plus, we get how important your boat is, which is why we’ve made the site as secure as possible.

Water points

There are taps at several points along our moorings. You don’t need to have a long hose or move the boat to fill up.

Elsan and pump out

We have both elsan and pump out facilities. These are served by a small pontoon and a separate tap. Unfortunately, if you do want to pump out then you will need to move your boat!


The Association purchases diesel and allows members to buy this at a very reasonable cost. We are a not-for-profit, therefore any surplus from this activity is invested in site maintenance and improvement.

Diesel is only available to mooring members at the Association.

Gas bottle storage

We have secure gas bottle storage that members can use. Members will also frequently coordinate purchasing requirements and arrange deliveries of new and replacement bottles accordingly.

Solar power

As of Autumn 2020, we are nearing the completion of ‘phase one’ of our solar power installation project. Our initial aim is to provide enough power to enable members to trickle charge batteries. We will then grow this system over time.

There is no mains electricity to the Association’s moorings. We encourage members to use solar power and augment this with engines and generators when needed.

Safety and security

Our moorings are off-side and not accessible from the towpath. Access to Ickles Lock is private (using a CRT ‘Watermate’ key) and there is an additional security gate for the moorings.

The site is secured on all non-water sides by security fencing and natural barriers, and we have installed alarms and security lights where appropriate.

Car parking

We have a secure car park large enough to accommodate at least one vehicle per mooring.

Gardens and allotments

Almost every mooring has access to bankside space suitable for storing small amounts of coal and wood, as well as an area suitable for a garden. We can also accommodate sheds for storage, however these are likely to be a short distance from the mooring itself.

Communal space

Elsewhere on the site, there is ample space for allotments and a whole host of other activities. We already have several vegetable plots, fruit trees, and beehives, for example.

There’s also plenty of waterside seating at our BBQ and the clubhouse sun terrace, as well as picnic benches and plenty of green space to enjoy!


Our clubhouse – ‘The Refuge’ – is where meetings and social events normally take place. It has plenty of seating, as well as kitchen, toilet, and office facilities.

Local shops, pubs, and restaurants

The Association is a short (10 minute) walk from Rotherham town centre, with easy access to supermarkets, convenience stores, and more. There is also a petrol station and takeaways even closer.

If you want get more detail, please visit our location page.

Want to know more?

There’s lots of information on our site about our moorings, including how much the fees are and an introduction to how our community works. Use the links below to find out more…


Find out about our cost-effective mooring fees and how these compare to CRT. Learn more >>


All you need to know about how we work and how you can get involved. Learn more >>


Explore the projects we take on to improve our moorings. Learn more >>


With bonfires, barbecues, burns night, and more, there’s never a dull moment. Learn more >>