The Tier System & Boating

Cruising the waterways, paddle sports, rowing and sailing are permitted – for all tiers subject to rules specified for each tier.

Click here for more information and useful links.

Waterways licence/Craft registration – Remember that a waterways licence/craft registration is required to paddle on navigable waterways. Find out more:

Lastly, we ask that you adhere to local signage and respect Government guidance on social distancing. Give people space and use face coverings when appropriate. Some reaches of the River Stour pass through private land and involve portaging around structures over private property where vulnerable people are shielding. This means you may not be able to use boats on some parts of the river.

We also advise that you check the Environment Agency’s Visit Anglian Waterways website for their navigation advisory notices. Follow the link for the relevant webpage:

Please report navigational/environmental issues directly to the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60 (please provide a location with a grid reference or What3Words address – find out more).

Your craft must be properly registered for use on the river. Please follow link for more information –…/navigation-guide/

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