I recently launched near the bridge in Offchurch and paddled towards Leamington on the river Leam. I reached the floodgate spinney just before Offchurch Bury Park.
At this point I was told by a local landowner that I was on a private section of the river Leam. He said I could not continue towards Leamington.
Having consulted The Rivers Access Campaign website I now realise a bit more about the very limited access to rivers. I did gain access to the river by tresspassing over the land near the bridge, however if I had somehow launched from the bridge itself could I legally have paddled down the river?
I'd welcome advice on paddling the smaller rivers which run through private land - are they best avoided?
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