Boat mooring areas

There are seven areas on the River Cam reserved for residential boat mooring licence holders, and two where visitors can moor for up to 48 hours.

There are also two areas for temporary mooring near water and pumping facilities, where you can stay for up to two hours, and five areas where mooring is not allowed.

All of the areas are listed on this page, or you can see them on the boat mooring map.

Mooring areas for residential boats

You must have a residential boat mooring licence to moor your boat in one of these areas.

These areas are marked with blue markers and lines on the boat mooring map.

  • Area B: Mooring permitted for 75m on Jubilee Gardens upstream of the weir. Adjacent to Chesterton Road
  • Area D2: Adjacent to Jesus Green, near the swimming pool
  • Area E1: Adjacent to Midsummer Common
  • Area G: Adjacent to Midsummer Common
  • Area H: Adjacent to Midsummer Common
  • Area K2: Adjacent to Stourbridge Common
  • Area M: Adjacent to Stourbridge Common

Mooring areas for visitors

Visitors wishing to moor a boat in Cambridge are subject to a maximum 48-hour stay, and are not permitted to return within seven days of leaving.

These areas are marked with green markers and lines on the boat mooring map.

  • Area C: Adjacent to Chesterton Road
  • Area E2: Adjacent to Midsummer Common, outside the Fort St George public house

Areas for temporary mooring

These areas are marked with yellow markers and lines on the boat mooring map.

  • Area D1: Temporary mooring permitted for up to two hours from 10am to 4pm upstream of the pump out. Adjacent to Jesus Green
  • Area K1: Temporary mooring permitted for up to two hours from 8am to 6pm upstream of the pump out. Adjacent to Stourbridge Common

Areas with no mooring

These areas are marked with red markers and lines on the boat mooring map.

  • Area A: No mooring permitted upstream of the lock and includes 36m downstream of the lock. Visiting punts can stay for up to one hour. Adjacent to Jesus Green
  • Area F: No mooring permitted
  • Area J: No mooring permitted
  • Area L: No mooring permitted
  • Area N: Mill Pond and Laundress Green. No mooring permitted

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