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Title: Canoeist guide to the River Severn
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
This guide has been produced by the Midlands Region of the Environment Agency (EA) which has a duty under Section 16 of the Water Resources Act 1 991 to promote the use of inland and coastal waters, and land associated with such waters for recreational purposes. It is intended to provide useful information for canoeists using the River Severn. It contains a detailed itinerary of a trip down the river, together with other information to help you plan and enjoy parts of, if not the whole canoeing trip. The Midlands Region of the Environment Agency is indebted to Roger and Sue Drummond who have written much of this guide, DJ Pannett for the information on fish weirs and Dr J. Whitehead for advice prepared for the British Canoe Union (BCU) on Leptospirosis. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within the guide is accurate. No liability can be accepted for any errors, inaccuracies or ommissions. In particular, readers should be aware that details such as land ownership, camp sites and landing places can change from year to year. The Severn, Britain's longest river, rises on the slopes of Plynlimon in the Cambrian Mountains. It drops quickly through the Hafren Forest to Llanidloes and follows a generally north easterly course through the quietly undulating hills of Powys until it meets the River Vyrnwy, where together they create a huge flood plain on the borders of England and Wales. The river then flows eastwards through the narrow Ironbridge Gorge, deepening and widening in Worcestershire, and becoming tidal in Gloucestershire, before finally emptying into the sea in the Bristol Channel.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: CanoeingRegulationsRiversWeirsLocks (water transport)
Geographic Keywords: SevernBristol Avon and North Somerset Streams catchmentGloucestershirePowys
Extent: 30
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