All craft moored on or using, for any purpose whatsoever or for whatever period, any part of the waters of the Avon including that part upstream of it's confluence with the Severn, to Alveston weirs, including all marinas, basins and backwaters, must display a current Avon Navigation Trust Licence.
Licences are registered with the craft, are not transferable from one boat to another, and remain with the boat if sold.
Please remember that your licence fee goes to help pay for the upkeep of the river and the locks and ensure that boating on the Avon safe and enjoyable.
Short Term, & Through Tolls
Licences are available for the full river from Tewkesbury to Stratford-upon-Avon. Short term excursion licences are available for 24hrs or 48hrs. Through tolls, valid for up to 7days, 14 days or 30 days are available for canoes, unpowered or powered craft. Prices available on General Info Leaflet, see below.
Boat Safety Scheme & Insurance
The Avon Navigation Trust requires that all boats using the river must comply with the Boat Safety Scheme. In addition, all vessels, (powered and unpowered0, must be insured against third party risk of at least £2,000,000, and include salvage cover.
Where to get your Licence
Licence charges and boat registration forms are available on the links below. You can download the relevant form, fill it in, sign it and send to the Trust's office at Wyre Piddle. Do not forget to include a copy of your current Boat Safety Certificate, and insurance.
Alternatively licences may be purchased in person from:
|Tewkesbury:||Avon Lock||tel: 01684 292129|
|Wyre Piddle:||The Trust Office||tel: 01386 552517|
|Welford||Welford Boat Station||tel: 01789 750878|
|Stratford:||Avon Boating Ltd||tel: 01789 267073|
|Stratford:||Stratford Waterways Information Centre||tel: 07584 086 321|
|(1st April to 31st October)|
Licence Fees and Application Forms