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News article created on 20 April 2016

Visitors urged to see a new side of the River Severn

A new guide encouraging more people to explore the River Severn by boat has been launched this week.

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The free guide gives boaters tips on how to safely negotiate their way down the historic waterway in all kinds of craft, as well as more general information about boating on the UK’s canals and rivers.

The illustrated booklet will be aboard all hire boats operating on the Severn, with copies also available at each of the river locks, as well as in downloadable form from our website.

UK's longest river

The UK’s longest river, the Severn runs through historic cities, past cosy pubs and stunning cathedrals, and is home to boats of just about every shape and size. Already attracting visitors from around the world, the new guide is hoped to encourage more people out on to the water.

Nick Worthington, waterway manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “The River Seven is a fantastic part of the UK’s landscape, and a great place to visit. Travelling down it by boat gives you a whole different view of the amazing places the river runs through, and hopefully this guide will encourage more boaters to give it a go.

“You’ll find inside stretch-by-stretch advice on navigating up and down the river, for all different kinds of boats. Whether you fancy taking out a narrowboat or just taking to the water under your own steam in a canoe, there’s advice in the guide to make your journey as smooth as possible, as well as important safety information. In our view, there’s no better way to see the river.”

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