I know “best kept secret” is something of a cliche, but the fact I paddled for a whole day without seeing a single other craft out on the Basingstoke Canal, is a good indication of just how unused this absolute gem of a waterway is. I expected it would be fairly quick to complete -... Continue Reading →
Do You Need A Licence To Canoe?
Yes and no. There is no formal test and licence for the activity itself, no ‘drivers licence for canoe’ as such. Anyone of any age can legally jump in a boat and start paddling. But you will need to pay for a licence or pass to gain access to most, if not all, inland waters... Continue Reading →
The River Wey – Natural Beauty Meets Man Made Wonder
There are many inland waterways on my list to conquer, and the first on that list for this year was the ancient River Wey and its adjoining man made appendages; The Wey & Godalming Navigations. Exploring both the natural river and the man made cuts in my kayak and travelling solo, I was not disappointed!... Continue Reading →