The view from Yat Rock

The view from Yat Rock

The River Banks

The Forestry Commission

The only "land" owned by canoeists is the river itself, both banks are actually owned by the Forestry Commission.

A "Deed of Grant in Perpetuity" (also known as an "Easement") is therefore currently being negotiated with the Forestry Commission which will give canoeists -

All the above is still subject to planning and other consents being obtained and will need to be carried out to the satisfaction of English Nature, The Environment Agency and any other statutory bodies.

Responsibility for the banks will remain with the Forestry Commission; however canoeists will be responsible for making good any damaged caused while doing any of the above.