You are correct, in the general requirements list No2 is "Ensure that the trail has certainty of access to and along the waterway" I can see no way of avoiding this due to the liability laid onto the publisher of the trail be that CE or a private individual. The thought behind it is that the more people using the water in anyway is good for the access cause, the trails will appeal more to newcomers than experienced paddlers so hopefully making it easier for people to get into the sport. We can then guide them to explore other waterways.
Originally Posted by Adrian Cooper
"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"
Grp Cpt Sir Douglas Bader CBE,DSO,DFC,FRAeS.