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Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #60 on: Dec 29, 2019, 2:11 pm »
Ref " above tidal limit," are we not allowed to use this,  as its under river control rather than salt water estuary?
Could we not "float/boat" to/from the tidal limit?
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Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #61 on: Dec 29, 2019, 8:33 pm »
Ref " above tidal limit," are we not allowed to use this,  as its under river control rather than salt water estuary
Other opinions (mine included!) is that you have the historical (common law) right to navigate anywhere you like unless there is a specific criminal law prohibiting it (and, in almost 100% of cases, there isn't!).  Challenge whoever tells you otherwise by asking them to provide the statutory evidence.  In general, laws prohibit particular things - they don't need to permit something that was normally carried out (i.e walking along a street or navigating on water - both common rights).

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #62 on: Dec 30, 2019, 9:04 am »
TBH I dont think its feasible to navigate in anything other that a canoe! Above the tidal limit (which itself is a sizable weir) the river has become overgrown and there's two low bridges. I doubt a Surveyor sized craft could get under either.
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