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Apr-28-2009 @ 9:43 AM                           Permalink
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From the Norwich Evening News:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=enonline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED27%20Apr%202009%2014%3A11%3A25%3A833


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The first swim starts near Aylsham, with a swim to the old Burgh Mill. The second day includes a swim straight to Little Hautbois, passing through Buxton.
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Off the main navigation then. Probably a Very Good Thing.

Take it there is enough water up there to swim? If its as shallow as Heigham Sound this may be a re-definition of Norfolk Ditch Crawling!

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I found this observation interesting
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Mr Coningham-Rolls said they had looked into the possibility of using Whitlingham Country Park, which the Broads Authority put forward as an alternative suggestion, but had decided against the idea as they wanted people to be able to see the beauty of the Broads on the swimming holiday.
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People promoting holidays do not regard Whitlingham as representative of the "Beauty of the Broads" (And, of course, it isn't a broad, it's a gravel pit). Yet the BA insist on promoting it as the "Gateway to the Broads"

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For me this rings major alarm bells, unless things have changed radically and there is no longer any strap weed on those reaches I would have thought it was a bl**dy dangerous exercise.  Also a bit surprised that the conservationists are not already up in arms.  Scared

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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they had looked into the possibility of using Whitlingham Country Park, which the Broads Authority put forward as an alternative suggestion,
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Wasnt swimming banned at Whitlingham after the tragedy last year when a youngster drowned?

I have looked for the story on the EDP website but it is no longer there.

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Swimming at Whitlingham gravel pits was stopped following two tragedies. Whether it would restart was subject of a committee meeting that I attended recently and I understand that there are no immediate plans to restart it.

Jenny Morgan,
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