For anyone visiting the area by boat, we have listed a few places where you can stock up on basic provisions.

Inclusion in this list does not indicate an endorsement by the Trust.



There’s a Co-op and a local butcher in Misterton village.


Retford is a bustling market town so there are plenty of small and large, local and chain stores. There’s an ASDA two minutes walk from Town Lock and a Morrisions about 15 minutes away.


Like Retford, Worksop is a market town with an excellent choice of shops.


There’s a good-sized Sainsbury’s ten minutes walk from the Lock Keeper pub.


There’s a small Spar and a butcher in Shireoaks a few minutes walk up from the marina by Shireoaks Bridge, number 38.


There are several shops and a reasonable-sized Co-op in Kiveton which is a couple of miles from the moorings. Depending on train times, it’s a one-station hop from Kiveton Park to Kiveton Bridge where the shops are.

Sanitary stuff

Pump-out is available at West Stockwith and Shireoaks. Additionally, there are Elsan points at Clayworth (Retford and Worksop Boat Club) and Forest Locks between Retford and Ranby. We’ve had reports of one lurking in Worksop but have been unable to confirm its whereabouts!


Diesel can be purchased at West Stockwith.