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PostPosted: May 5th, 2022, 6:48 am 
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Canoeists make waves about right to paddle in English rivers
Campaigners seeking land reform to overturn system that they say denies them access to waterways

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... GTUK_email


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2022, 12:20 pm 
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Been rumbling on for years and unlikely to be fully resolved without large sums of money changing hands. Ever since the uppity peasants were given time off from the factories the landed classes have been complaining about them wanting to walk or paddle on "their" land

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PostPosted: May 6th, 2022, 9:11 am 
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There's a lake close to me that I paddle on often for afternoon trips. At the far end is a small island, about 1000 square ft, that is undeveloped. There are two old "no tresspassing" signs on it. I looked it up in the land registry, the owner is a business woman in a city about 2 hours away.

Legally, it's her island and according to the law I should stay off it.

But I stop there almost every time i'm out. It's a great midpoint to stop for a break. Often i'll bring a lunch and a thermos of coffee. Sometimes i've even sat in the sun and read a book for a while.

Other people apparently stop there too. Someone has made a fire pit, and sometimes there is garbage left there which I typically clean up.

If the owner ever came and developed it, then obviously i'd stay off. But till then, i'm not going to stop using a perfectly lovely resting spot for no other reason than the law says so. I mean, the law is the law, but it has to be reasonable.


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PostPosted: May 10th, 2022, 8:36 am 
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I have been following the Waters of Wales Discussion Group on FB for a number of years.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509989129260348
It is good insight if you are a river rights activist here.
Jeff

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