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On 27 Jan 2012 at 3:50pm David Pavitt wrote:
Has anyonr canoed down from Glynde to join the main river flowing through Lewes? Is this possible?
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On 27 Jan 2012 at 5:17pm Dave wrote:
Yup, I've done it from Lewes to Glynde and back, that was before the new bypass flyover though.
Up river to Barcombe is a much nicer paddle though
 
 
On 27 Jan 2012 at 6:47pm canoeman wrote:
Only possible when the tide is in (and going out). It drains virtually all the way out below the weir at the bypass back to the ouse. I don't know how long after high tide it is still possible for (anyone know?)
 
 
On 27 Jan 2012 at 6:50pm Lopster wrote:
Don't raise the wrath of the Anchor's Landlord... Hee hee
 
 
On 29 Jan 2012 at 11:53pm John of Rodmell wrote:
It is a strange quirk of English civil law that beyond the tidal reach of waterways (Wileys Bridge in Malling in the case of the Ouse) that, unless you have the permission of the owners of the properties along the banks of the river to use the stretch of water, you will be trespassing!
 
 
On 30 Jan 2012 at 12:45pm doreen murgatroyd wrote:
Without going to a map - which rivers are being referred to?
 
 
On 30 Jan 2012 at 5:35pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
@John of Rodmell. How does that law work on The Thames then ? Given that there are so many properties on the river bank and so many people boating, I would say that law is regularly and routinely broken by custom and practice.
 
 
On 30 Jan 2012 at 7:07pm someone else wrote:
BB - I forget what the law's called, but certain major rivers have a specific exclusion. J o R is right, otherwise (although I thought it was the weir at Barcombe, rather than Willeys Bridge).
 
 
On 30 Jan 2012 at 7:43pm canoeman wrote:
The ouse is tidal all the way up to Barcombe Mills. Beyond I think you are allowed by the ouse navigation act which i don't believe has ever been repealed
 
 
On 31 Jan 2012 at 5:25pm David Pavitt wrote:
Thanks guys - appreciate the replies. Will try from the sluice by the by-pass up to Glynde. Wonder who owns the banks of the river? Surely the water belongs to everyone! Waiting for the weather to warm up a little more!
Did Newhaven nearly to Barcombe and return last year - a great paddle! Wonderful birdlife. All the best. David


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