22nd December, 2018

Last month British Canoeing launched their "Clear Access, Clear Waters" campaign. Focussing on England, this is the latest attempt to push forward the UK's canoe representative bodies' agenda for free, open access to all inland waterways.

Their "charter" claims that new legislation to enact open access will, amongst other things, help cure nation's obesity and mental health problems while also repairing the environment. 

It is not, however, a report that depends on accurate factual evidence. In fact, the experience from our rivers contradicts many of its claims.

Read the Foundation's full response to the latest campaign for open access.