The site we are on originally supplied coal to Goole & Beyond via Tom Puddings, now it has been turned into a picturesque and secluded tranquil mooring site which is safe and secure. Hidden in a rural setting which is still close enough to towns so that you can go shopping, for food, designer cloths, DIY or head out to a choice of pubs, restaurants and cinemas.
With a bus stop at the bottom of the lane, and a metro rail link in nearby Castleford and Normanton, getting here or exploring places other than cruising the river is made easy, you don't even need to use the car.
From 47p per foot per week. Minimum charge applies
Fixed length pontoons, maximum length restriction applies.
From 51p per foot per week. Minimum charge applies
Costs shown are current at spring 2015 and subject to change
There are no electric hook ups. We are happy for you to use a generator, between the hours of 8am and 10pm, providing you are aware of the noise they produce and keep the disturbance to your neighbours to a minimum.
We ask that all rubbish be taken home with you after your visit
We have facilities for the emptying of cassettes only. Pump Outs are not available. A small nominal charge is made for this service to cover the costs of emptying the cesspit.
On site we have a play area to keep the younger ones entertained, Private nature walks for the more energetic and communal Picnic/BBQ areas for watching the world and the boats go by.
The car park at both locations is hard surface chipping. Please park considerately as parking space is restricted. Do not leave unnecessary large gaps between vehicles. Observe the no waiting areas which are designated to allow emergency vehicles access to the site.
From Fairies Hill Moorings and Altofts Cut it is easy to get to all parts of the canal and river network; to the West is Wakefield, the Calder & Hebble and the Huddersfield canals where you can go West then North (making a long but worthwhile cruising ring) or head South to the main canal network (Providing you have a narrow beam boat), to the East is Castleford Junction which allows you to go North through Leeds to Bingley Five Rise and the Leeds & Liverpool canal before heading out to the Rochdale, East through Castleford takes you to the Sheffield Canal, rivers Ouse, Trent and Humber with a passage South through the tidal section of the river Trent.
There are not many places that can equal our range of wildlife which can be seen without leaving your boat or moving it from its mooring.