Cow Green Reservoir

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Cow Green Reservoir

Post by Geoffroid » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:31 pm

I noticed a sign at Cow Green Reservoir saying "no unauthorised watersports". Does anyone know what the access situation is for kayaking on Cow Green Reservoir?


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Re: Cow Green Reservoir

Post by Franky » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 am

Most reservoirs require the permission of the landowner to paddle on them, according to the 1991 Water Industry Act - see ... ervoirs-UK

I don't know whether it could be argued there is an ancient right of navigation on reservoirs, since they are widened rivers. That might be stretching it a bit.

I once looked into paddling on Rutland Water, but there is only a tiny creek where they allow canoeing/kayaking, so I didn't bother.

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