The Yorkshire region owns and maintains this page on the River Ure so paddlers can join the river for excursions or for the website as a coaching site. The Lisle Letters are an informative historical record in the form of correspondence with and by the Lisle family. On page 140 is on orders to destroy a dam at Umberleigh am Taw in 1535 and the fact that the king himself spent time in Hampshire to ensure that similar orders were respected there. None of the so-called “Great Rivers” is in Hampshire. On page xii of the preface, historian Hugh Trevor Roper confirmed that this was part of a general clean-up of dam removal on navigable rivers. OTHER INDICATIONS: How many pennine rivers the river can climb a number of feet in less than an hour, as I discovered, almost at my expense, watching other canoes at Slenningford Mill in the summer of 1982. Clear skies and a rainstorm in the Pennines sent a lot of water down, and I narrowly avoided losing my canoe and some camping gear on the gravel, where I had taken out my canoe to observe the fun. Justice Lightman ruled in the case – Josie Rowland/ Environment Agency. 2002. (Case No. HC 0102371), which once introduced a public right to navigation, can only be extinguished by legislation or the exercise of legal authority. We have no evidence that this has ever been done for unregulated rivers.
In 2010, the Yorkshire Regional Development Team purchased land on the banks of the River Ure near Ripon. As a result, canoes have guaranteed access and exit point, wild campsite and much more. For some time, without a guaranteed exit point in the Ripon area, the upstream trips to Ripon had been potentially difficult, although the road had been regularly paddled for many years. The last guaranteed exit point over Ripon has been in Slenningford, 8 km away for some time. The long-term objective of this purchase was to discover several miles of the “lost” river to ensure a starting point for downstream trips to Ripon, as well as access for excursions along newby Hall in Boroughbridge, Aldwark, Linton to Ouse, York and Humber. Historical evidence cannot be quashed, but new statutes and court proceedings can of course overturn or amend the existing common law. We do not know where this has happened, with the exception of specific laws that affect certain rivers. The common law therefore remains unchanged throughout history. The inclusion of the reference to Roman law, in the absence of evidence that it has never been different, justifies our assertion that there is and has always existed a public right to navigation on all the rivers of England and Wales, which is subject only to the physical constraints of the river and the size/nature of the crafts it uses.
INDICATORS: This is a river of boz, but it is possible to paddle in low water conditions. Residents may own the banks and beds of a river, but they cannot own running water themselves. Lord Macclesfield begins with the realization that Magna Carta chap 23 assumes that this was the common law before all public rivers were the King`s Highways, and as such free for all its subjects… (the law) is not the introduction of a new law, but the burdens of the old… A letter shows other steps to protect navigation, except in the proposed “big” rivers. Kyrche is Christchurch in Dorset and Shelpis are shallow areas in rivers that have had to be researched. HASSLES ACCESS: There has been a long-standing agreement that has been renegotiated recently after problems with the landowner (see below), details of this “agreement” are available here. This blog shows less than responsible responsibility for the environment by fishermen, while it shows canoes and others working constructively to protect the environment.