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Old 08 February 2014, 09:33   #1
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Launching River Weaver

I think I posted this in the wrong section SORRY! reposted elsewhere thanks.

Can anyone suggest for me to go on my 3.1 Zodiac with 6hp motor.
I live in Widnes so am handy for N Wales/Southport. I have travelled on the Bridgewater Canal and would also like to try the sea, but how safe are the beaches? Talacre, Abergele etc. I will be carrying the equiptment to the sea so accessability is a must. I would try LLandudno but I only seem to get a decent day weather when I have only half day available so that is a bit too far. I fancy the R.Weaver but where can I launch it cheaply. After buying a river and canal licence I don't want to fork out another 25 on fees just for a couple of hours.

I will be going to Anglesey this year but I will stay away from the Straits don't worry.

Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks


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Old 12 February 2014, 09:15   #2
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Hi Andy , am new to this myself and live local liverpool area , so if you find anywhere local ish let me no,I was going to try the river dee? Not sure how to get permit?
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Hi Mikey,
So far I have only been on the Bridgewater Canal (which is fab) and as I inflate mine on the banks is really easy. To get a licence to go on the canals go onto the "canals and rivers trust" website and there iss a link to getting one. A one day pass is 13.45 but you can get a 30 day pass for about 100 but I find it hard to get out 30 times in a year ;@). If you can get out on the rivers or canals 10 times a year it's worth it though.

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Hi Andy , am new to this myself and live local liverpool area , so if you find anywhere local ish let me no,I was going to try the river dee? Not sure how to get permit?
you can launch onto the a River dee at Sandy Lane, supposedly need a permit but I've been told wardens are very rarely about, permits are available from the council offices near bridge street, maybe online too?
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Hi Chris. Where is Sandy Lane? )
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Hi Chris. Where is Sandy Lane? )

Its in Chester. There is a wardens boat, and if its a nice day/evening they are usually about

Its a nice run up and down the river in a Sib, you need to get a permit in advance.
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Cheers Landlocked.
I always get a licence as the money goes to the canal and rivers trust, who look after the Waterways now. RIP British Waterways.
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There a few rowing clubs that use the area near sandy lane slipway, and also there is a 6mph max speed limit!
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Thanx Deekus, I don't think mine will do over 6 unless I go over the weir. )
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Ive heard its better at the Farndon end of the Dee, and not policed as much
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