Free May Mooring

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2011

DON'T get too exited, British Waterways are not making moorings free for May, but hosting a special free ‘May Mooring' event at Granary Wharf on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

This will be on Saturday 14th May, and is designed to 'give visitors an insight into life on and alongside, Britain's 'popular urban waterways'.

Industrial centre

Granary Wharf, which was once an industrial centre for Leeds, and played a vital role in the export of goods from Yorkshire to locations across the globe, is now known for its growing community of independent food and drink establishments and the  architecture of its contemporary residential developments.

It is extremely popular with residents who are attracted to the proposition of a home overlooking a waterway. As part of the regeneration of the development, ISIS invested heavily in landscaping and transforming the site into an active water space which now features a fully restored dry dock and graving dock.

Free cruise

On May 14th, visitors can view both the development and the city from the water by taking a special free cruise aboard the Kirkstall Fly Boat, a purpose built passenger boat, which will cruise from Granary Wharf at 3:30pm and return at 5:30pm. Spaces are limited so booking is essential, interested punters should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a place.

Those who would like to find out more about the history of the area can listen to a talk by Mike Clarke, president of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society from 1 to 2pm in Arch Z. Mike will talk about the history of the waterway and the important role the waterways have played in the growth of the city of Leeds past and present.