My next project is the Derbyshire Derwent Canoe Trail. For the record this did not come from Canoe England and I have not informed them yet.
This is about 50 miles of river that will always have sufficient capacity due to the minimum discharge requirement for the Ladybower Dam. It runs from Bamford to the Trent with at least two Dukes in the way. At the moment it is just a glint in my eye but I have been building my partnerships even though I don't have to tick boxes on a funding form. I will begin asserting on Monday. If Canoe England, as an organisation representing a minority of recreational paddlers, have anything positive to contribute they are welcome to contact me. If they attempt some pathetic spoiling action as they tried in Dovedale, they will fail and make themselves look even more rediculous. They will also discover just how gentle I have been with them up until now.
Ok, now I have got the mess off the sole of my shoe, is there anyone out there who has any local knowledge on this river? I have never paddled it but the satalite pictures look good.