Mersey basin Campaign
Archive document

MBC097

Archive document

Right to Float

Abstract

Canoeists in the UK can only along paddle legally along 2% of the UK’s waterways. The British Canoe Union (BCU) has been campaigning for years to get increased access to Britain’s rivers and canals but with limited success. Now an 18 mile stretch of the River Mersey between Stockport and Carrington has been opened up to canoeists. Anne Arnold talks to Chris Cleaver, BCU’s voluntary Northwest officer about paddling down the Mersey and the impact he hopes it will have on canoeing in Britain.

Permanent link

http://merseybasin.org.uk/archive/items/MBC097.html

Theme

Strategic

Regions

Mersey Estuary, Upper Mersey, Weaver, Manchester Waterways, Manchester, Stockport

Tags

canoeing artery source environmentagency access

Credit

Anne Arnold Photgraphs by: Dave Willis SourceNW

Publication date

June 2006

Licence

Free use – you can download this item and use it in any way you wish.

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