SD6196 : Canoeists' parking at Beck Foot

taken 12 years ago, near to Beck Foot, Cumbria, Great Britain

Canoeists' parking at Beck Foot
Canoeists' parking at Beck Foot
There's no river here, but along the verge and round the corner were well over a dozen cars and vans parked, spilling kitted-out paddlers onto the roadside - a typical winter weekend scene. Access agreements are very much a thing of the past now that a statutory right of navigation on rivers has been revealed in unrepealed mediŠval laws, but that doesn't mean that canoeists feel any need to ignore the reasonable conditions from former voluntary agreements. The minor road that leads under Lowgill viaduct and down to the SD6296 : Put-in at the Crook of Lune is the only way for the farmer to get his tractors and trailers to his land, so congestion from paddlers' cars and trailers would be a real problem. Canoeists park up here half a kilometre from the river to avoid any conflict. Shouldering your boat and walking down is a good warm-up for the trip to follow.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 February, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6159 9661 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.8132N 2:35.5574W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6158 9665
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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