River Stour - Sturminster Newton to Blandford

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River Stour - Sturminster Newton to Blandford

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Re: DORSET RIVER STOUR (Sturminster Newton to Blandford)

Post by bryn » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:06 pm

Does anyone know if the double 1.5m diagonal step weir at Durweston, N of Blandford goes? Seems missing from the summary...
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Re: DORSET RIVER STOUR (Sturminster Newton to Blandford)

Post by bryn » Tue May 03, 2011 10:43 am

Please note that the bridge immediately after STURMINSTER NEWTON MILL WEIR is currently being rebuilt and there are extensive boarding, scaffolding and work on RL. (1st May 2011)

Please take extra care or put in below the bridge.
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Re: DORSET RIVER STOUR (Sturminster Newton to Blandford)

Post by bryn » Tue May 03, 2011 10:46 am

The annual Stour Raft Race takes place on 29th May 2011. Probably best to avoid the river for that day unless you are directly involved in the event.

There is a new trailway from Stur to Stourpaine (ending, conveniently at the White Hores pub and shop) for non-paddlers. Ideal for runs, walks and rides and follows the river quite closely in places. Photo opportuniteis at Stour bank S of Shillingston, Stourpaine Bridge, Durweston Mill bridge.
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Re: River Stour - Sturminster Newton to Blandford

Post by PeteShepherd » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:37 pm

I had a paddle from Bryanston to the weir at Stourpaine and back today.

Unfortunately, I was told by a Blandford Angling Club bailiff (?) that I needed permission from landowners and that I was trespassing. Can anyone comment on this? Some years ago I had a similar incident, and contacted Bournemouth and West Hants Water Co to ask for clarification: I posted the reply on this forum (Dorset Stour section), including the wording '... You do not need permission to travel on the Stour where it is navigable .... The river itself is a public right of way .....'

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