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Oct-23-2005 @ 8:02 PM                           Permalink
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For those of you who missed it there is a listen again opportunity at the link below.

The programme is a commentary by naturalist Roger Deakin on his journey by canoe from the source of the Waveney to Geldeston Lock.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/cigaretteonthewaveney.shtml

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Paul

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...and if you'd like a really lovely day trip with a canoe, try launching just below Aylsham and going downstream to Wroxham....although that is the Bure of course, but what's a different river between friends?

Need to portage across the road at Buxton Mill, but was a great day with himself (No 1 son) before he took himself off to the big wide world... Smile

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Hi Steve

Yes, we have done Aylsham to Coltishall. We didn't go on down to Wroxham. Good fun. Also done Lenwade to Ringwood and Attlebridge to Easton on the Wensum.

Phil

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Just a thought but working on the basis that members might like to try these waters where can one park and embark?

"I should let go of the quant... Too late... We'll try and get back to you!!!"  Bill...

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Not sure about the legality of some of these routes / accesses. As the waters are not tidal, navigation rights are limited / non-existent. You can probably get more info from British Canoe Union etc.

At Lenwade there is a car park on the line of the old railway (Marriott's Way). Coming from Norwich on the A1067, turn right just before the bridge over the Wensum. Car park is on left after 150 yards. You can launch beside the old railway bridge over the Wensum (now part of the Marriott's Way footpath). Bernard Matthew's property is downstream of here and he does not allow canoeing through his land.

At Attlebridge, turn tight off the A1067 just before Moreton-on-the-Hill and road bridge over Wensum. This takes you into the village. In the centre is a stub road to the old (closed) road bridge. You can park in the middle of the village and launch beside the old road bridge over the second river channel.

At Ringland there is plenty of car parking opposite the Pub (forgotten name!!) and the meadow leads down to the river.

Retrieval downstream of Ringlad is more problematical. SWMBO did it and I retrieved her (eventually) after much mobile phone calling. I gather she had a steep climb up a bank and walk along a dirt track!! Needs some research with the OS map.I am sure it is also possible to canoe higher up the Wensum. You can launch in the middle of Fakenham and you can also access the river where the bridges cross it between Swanton Morley and Bawdeswell. We haven't done it so we don't know if there are any barriers along the river. Need to choose a time when there is adequate water in the river.

I suspect there are reference books on the subject, but I haven't come across them.

Phil


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