Welcome to the Forum, New Boater 1976. Farmers' fields are not a good idea if you have mobility issues. The main reason, I think, is that the nearest access to a road could be a long, long way from the canal bank, with no easy paths. Another serious concern for me would be leaving the boat out in the middle of nowhere when you're not using it - maybe for weeks at a time. (I'm a leisure boater like you plan to be. I have a 23-foot GRP boat for day trips with grandchildren and only the occasional few nights away now and then. I'm still seeing where boat ownership will lead me). I live not far from you and keep my boat in a Marina. I can park my car just a few yards away from the boat, there are marina staff who live on site, and there are other boaters around a lot of the time, who can offer help and advice with all sorts of boating issues. Of course, you have to pay for a place in a marina, but I think it's worth it.