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Activity Idea: Sailing

As a nation of sailors, recreational water sports have never been more popular. To carry out such activity in woodland, water is clearly a prerequisite.
 

Access to water is a key issue. According to the British Canoe Union only 2% of rivers in England and Wales have public access. Whoever owns the land along the river also owns the property rights to the riverbed. If a river doesn’t have a public right of navigation and there is no consent from the riparian owner, trespass can be committed

Thus land owners with water access could make themselves very popular with a local club, who may be willing to pay an exclusive usage fee!

information sheets

To learn more about obtaining planning permission look at Information sheet 1  

 

To learn more about environmental, landscape and heritage issues look at Information sheet 2

 

To learn more about where to seek professional advice look at Information sheet 3

 

To learn more about creating a business plan look at Information sheet 4

 

To learn more about education, the arts and health initiatives look at Information sheet 5

 

To learn more about infrastructure, access and facilities look at Information sheet 6

 

To learn more about insurance look at Information sheet 7

 

To learn more about Marketing, Advertising and Research look at Information sheet 8

 

To learn more about opportunities for grants and funding look at Information sheet 9

 

To learn more about staff training and recruitment look at Information sheet 10

 

To learn more about working with existing tourism, recreation and leisure enterprises look at Information sheet 11

 

To find out more about working with other woodland activities look at Information sheet 12

 

To learn more about promoting diversity look at Information sheet 13

 

 
Water Sports

contact information

 

The British Canoe Union is the governing body of paddlesport www.bcu.org.uk

 

UK Windsurfing http://ukwindsurfing.com

 

The Royal Yachting Association www.rya.org.uk