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Cowroast Waterside & Marina

Wharf Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5RE
01442 823222
TYHA Gold Anchor Award Scheme - 4 Anchors

Take a look around Cowroast Waterside & Marina


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.

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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.


Cowroast Waterside & Marina photo gallery

Traditional boat at Cowroast
Outlook of open water and boats
Boat on a trailer in the workshop at Cowroast
View across the water with ducks and boats
Cowroast Waterside & Marina

View from the Waterside Crew

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.

Jason - Waterside Manager

Cowroast facilities

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: 

Safety & security 

  • A secure marina with keyfob access gates and CCTV
  • All jetties are well-lit at night 
  • Well-kept environments
  • Defibrillator onsite
  • 24 hour emergency call out


  • Laundry room with 3 washers and 3 dryers
  • 5 toilets and 4 showers, open 24/7
  • Refuse and recycling facilities
  • Free allocated car parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Red diesel, gas, coal and logs available onsite
  • Boat maintenance
  • Wet dock
  • Dry dock
  • Slipway
  • Moorers lounge


  • Fully serviced jetties
  • Pump-out, fob activated
  • 1 Elsan disposal point, fob activated
  • Excellent customer service
  • Marina services

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Explore 34 – your free Aquavista stop-overs

We have 29 unique and special locations around the UK, and our Explore 34 benefit means when you moor with us on an annual contract, you can stay at any of our other marinas for up to 34 nights at no extra cost*.

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Opening hours

Cowroast Waterside & Marina office is open:

Monday  10:30am - 5pm

Tuesday  Closed

Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 11:30am

Saturday and Sunday  Closed

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.

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To moor with us at Cowroast Waterside & Marina please get in touch

Call our Support Centre Crew on on

01442 823222

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