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Cumbria Access Symposium

Article Date: 01/05/2015

We know access to our rivers, lakes and coast is an issue of great importance to many paddlers. British Canoeing, along with our Regional Development Teams (RDT) and our dedicated access volunteers are constantly working with our partners to improve access for all paddlers. It’s vital to us that we work with local paddlers to understand the issues you face when out on the water, and so we are holding a series of regional access workshops across England.

The first was held in the North East, and was well received by local paddlers. The next event is coming up in Cumbria.

Organised by Barry Curley, our Regional Waterways Manager (RWA) for Cumbria, in conjunction with British Canoeing and Cumbria Paddlers (our RDT for the region), the event will take place at Crooklands Hotel on Sunday 10th May, from 9am to 1pm. There are more venture details in the attached flyer.

The event will feature presentations from The National Trust, Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission. But importantly it will be your chance to tell us about the access issues you face in the Cumbria region. We’d like to hear more about:

-      what relationships are working – and which need to be developed;

-      your views on British Canoeing’s policies and progress on access issues; and

-      any ideas you have for the future.

Representatives from British Canoeing, Cumbria Paddlers and the organisations mentioned will all be on hand to answer your questions, and share your ideas.

The venue has a limited capacity, so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact Barry Curley via rwa.cumbria@britishcanoeing.org.uk.

If you’d like more details of events being planned across the rest of England, please contact us via[email protected] and we’ll let you know.