A picturesque base on the Grand Union Canal
Situated on the Tring Summit of the Grand Union Canal, Cowroast Waterside & Marina offers you a secure mooring in picturesque surroundings. Cowroast is a good base as it's on a lock-free stretch of canal, it’s also a perfect spot for cruising with friends and enjoying the views. Surrounded by fields and footpaths, with the local towns a short drive or bus journey away, you might be surprised to discover that that the nearest town, Tring, is just 46-minutes from London by train. The name Cowroast comes from "Cow Rest" and it was where the Romans would rest cattle on their way to Londinium. A Roman helmet found locally is in the British Museum.
Moorings at Cowroast Waterside and Marina
At Cowroast Waterside & Marina you are moored in a safe and secure berth with a range of facilities onsite and nearby and a friendly team on hand to help, whenever you need them.
Things to do in Hertfordshire and nearby
The natural setting of the marina hints at the wonders of nature nearby. Visit Tring Park, 328 acres of broadleaf woodland, wildflowers and open vantage points with far-reaching views. Go birdwatching at College Lake Nature Reserve or see the countryside for miles from the breezy heights of Ivinghoe Beacon. In Tring, discover nature’s past and present at the Natural History Museum, meander along the High Street, browsing the independent shops, visit the medieval church of St. Peter and St. Paul, or watch a film at Tring popup community cinema. For an adventure, pack a picnic and spend a day discovering the Chilterns or, for a complete contrast, hop on a train for a day trip to London.
Take a look around Cowroast Waterside & Marina
Cowroast Waterside & Marina photo gallery
View from the Waterside Crew
Jason - Waterside Manager
Being the Waterside Manager for Cowroast Marina makes coming to work feel special. The marina has its charms - one being the tranquillity of the rural surroundings it's set in. With the dedicated help of the onsite Crew and the strong community, we have transformed a mooring into a home for our residents.
We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including secure moorings; well-kept environments; shower, toilet and laundry facilities; CCTV free Wi-Fi; working pumps and efficient lighting; free allocated car parking and excellent customer service.
For the safety and for the added reassurance of our community there is also a defibrillator should it ever be required.
Here at Cowroast Waterside & Marina we also have available boat maintenance and wet dock facilities (managed by Cowroast Marine Engineering). You can also purchase red diesel onsite via our auto-vend facility.
Your nearest local facilities
Find out what facilities are at your fingertips in the neighbourhood:
Cowroast Waterside & Marina is open 3pm until 5pm Friday to Monday, and 3pm until 6pm on Thursday
You can call us on 01442 823222 within these hours.
During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit.