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Washburn

The River Washburn is a dam release river, paddleable only when Yorkshire Water release from Thusscross Reservoir. This creates 2km of fast flowing, moderate white water (Grade 2-3). There are a number of small features, including a small weir drop.

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Holne Weir

This short strip of woodland alongside Holne Weir continues to provide a popular access point for paddlers enjoying the Dart Loop.

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Broadway’s Meadow

On the banks of the River Soar in Leicestershire, Broadways Meadow enables the safe landing and launch for paddlers on one of East Midland's most popular rivers.

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Hoarwithy

On the River Wye near the quiet village of Hoarwithy, this site is split into two fields with access to the road, enabling safe landing and launch for paddlers on one of the country's most popular rivers, roughly halfway between

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Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is one of the most iconic canoeing destinations in Britain. Thousands of paddlers navigate the rapids each year along their journey down the River Wye.

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Great choice! First step is your postcode...

Membership is determined by where you live in the UK. So, enter your residential postcode below and we can signpost you. Note that Scotland and Northern Ireland membership do not come with a waterways licence. No licence is required to paddle in these countries. Only waterways in England and Wales require a licence. If you are unsure use our waterways licence look up.

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