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Title: River Ancholme waterway plan
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This plan is linked to the Quality of Life theme as set out in our Corporate Strategy 2006 - 2011. By taking this theme into account the Environment Agency will help local authorities and others to improve local environments, particularly in disadvantaged areas. The Agency will also play its part to encourage more people from more diverse backgrounds to enjoy and care about their water environment, for example providing opportunities for them to enjoy our rivers. These goals can only be achieved through action-orientated partnerships. The River Ancholme' provides approximately 33 km/21 miles of navigable waterway. The river lies within a broad clay vale that reaches from Bishopbridge to South Ferriby, where it enters the Humber Estuary. Boats have travelled on the River Ancholme for many hundreds of years. In the past, the River Ancholme represented an important route for the transportation of cargo, linking rural areas with the industrial towns of Yorkshire and beyond. Today the river is almost exclusively used for recreation with over 200 boats registered on the system. Besides boating, leisure pursuits on the river include angling, rowing, canoeing and walking, as footpath access is good along the river banks. Use of the River Ancholme is different from many of our other rivers in that it is regularly used by visiting and resident sea-going boats (about 75% of the boats using the River Ancholme) that take advantage of the good coastal links to the North Sea through the River Humber, at South Ferriby.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: RiversNavigationRecreationQuality of lifeAnglingCanoesPartnerships
Geographic Keywords: EA AnglianLincolnshireAncholmeLouth Grimsby and Ancholme catchment
Extent: 23
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1245
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