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OK - seriously weird!! We just got back last weekend from having done the self same trip. Just a couple of learning points.

 Make sure you are well 'watered up' before you moor up in Leeds centre. The last water point is just above Office Lock so fill up before you go down.

Opinions seem to vary on 'length of stay' - in the first 'bay' on your left (Granery Wharf) there are rise and fall pontoons for about 6 or 8 boats (50ft pontoons) but they are labelled 48H - not wholly clear what that means. There is a power outlet for each pontoon with what appears to be a coin meter but no instructions - decided not to play with them. There is also a tap on that bollard but non-operational when we were there.

There are also white bollards around the edges of this bay which you can use without obstructing access to the pontoons. Just round the corner there are about four moorings in a couple of bays - just hope that they have sorted an obvious problem with the local sewer by now!!

Speaking of sewers, there is no sanitary station  as advertised in the CRT boaters guide, so arrive with an empty tank/cassettes. The option appears to be to sail down onto the river or transport your cassette by hand via the free river bus.

Enjoy your trip - we did. The run down into the city centre is very pleasant despite dire warnings about mooring before the centre.

 

 

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There’s prob more water points at Leeds than anywhere else! With water points at office lock, multiple points at Clarence dock and at the sani station moorings.  The electric has never worked at granary Wharf, Clarence dock has electric if required and cards are available from the office on the other side of the river.  Pontoons at granary are 48hr but rest is 14 day, and is usually pretty empty of boats so moorings are usually always available.  Clarence dock is usually full as it only has room for a few boats.   Granary Wharf feels better than Clarence dock so is my favourite place to stop in Leeds 

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18 hours ago, Opener said:

OK - seriously weird!! We just got back last weekend from having done the self same trip. Just a couple of learning points.

 Make sure you are well 'watered up' before you moor up in Leeds centre. The last water point is just above Office Lock so fill up before you go down.

Opinions seem to vary on 'length of stay' - in the first 'bay' on your left (Granery Wharf) there are rise and fall pontoons for about 6 or 8 boats (50ft pontoons) but they are labelled 48H - not wholly clear what that means. There is a power outlet for each pontoon with what appears to be a coin meter but no instructions - decided not to play with them. There is also a tap on that bollard but non-operational when we were there.

There are also white bollards around the edges of this bay which you can use without obstructing access to the pontoons. Just round the corner there are about four moorings in a couple of bays - just hope that they have sorted an obvious problem with the local sewer by now!!

Speaking of sewers, there is no sanitary station  as advertised in the CRT boaters guide, so arrive with an empty tank/cassettes. The option appears to be to sail down onto the river or transport your cassette by hand via the free river bus.

Enjoy your trip - we did. The run down into the city centre is very pleasant despite dire warnings about mooring before the centre.

 

 

Always good to get first hand advice. We will pump out & water up before we get there. 

Many thanks!

18 hours ago, Robbo said:

There’s prob more water points at Leeds than anywhere else! With water points at office lock, multiple points at Clarence dock and at the sani station moorings.  The electric has never worked at granary Wharf, Clarence dock has electric if required and cards are available from the office on the other side of the river.  Pontoons at granary are 48hr but rest is 14 day, and is usually pretty empty of boats so moorings are usually always available.  Clarence dock is usually full as it only has room for a few boats.   Granary Wharf feels better than Clarence dock so is my favourite place to stop in Leeds 

Granary Wharf it is!

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