Any changes, at all?

Inland paddling
Post Reply
User avatar
RichA
Posts: 2837
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:51 am

Any changes, at all?

Post by RichA »

I've been out of the country for the last year and not been keeping up to speed with much paddling related UK news. Have there been any developments in the river access campaign in the last 12 months or so? Any changes that I should be aware of before heading out in Wales again? Any new issues to watch out for? Any new legislation permitting/denying access?

MarkEb
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:19 pm
Location: Llangollen
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Any changes, at all?

Post by MarkEb »

Pretty much the same as a year ago I think. Some developments on the Dee. Search the forum for Dee access agreement and make your own mind up on that one. Not aware of anything general.

User avatar
Yellow boat
Posts: 131
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:36 pm
Location: Surrey
Contact:

Re: Any changes, at all?

Post by Yellow boat »

Welcome back Rich
Nothing much changed sorry to say on the legal front. But in my experience more paddlers are just paddling where they want if there is water.

Cheers

Paul

User avatar
Adrian Cooper
Posts: 9744
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2002 2:26 pm
Location: Buckinghamshire
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Any changes, at all?

Post by Adrian Cooper »

What has changed and is changing is paddlers' gradual realisation that for years they have been sold a pup and they should have been paddling wherever they like with due regard for the environment and other river users. They are progressively understanding that there is no law which prevents them from doing so.

User avatar
RichA
Posts: 2837
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:51 am

Re: Any changes, at all?

Post by RichA »

Thanks Paul!

Pretty much what I expected to hear - carry on as usual! I was just wondering if there had been any test cases/prosecutions (on either 'side') that may have changed the status quo.

Post Reply

Return to “Whitewater and Touring”