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Thread: River Arrow Redditch/ Alcester

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    Default River Arrow Redditch/ Alcester

    Has anyone paddled the river arrow? I'm thinking of the stretch down from Redditch to Studley Alcester and on. I've fished it plenty in the past and I'm aware there would be a few narly bits as it's rather unloved in places but as i recall still a lovely little river.

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    I haven't paddled anywhere on the arrow, I'm in the reasonable vicinity if you want
    to give it ago. Have you a time/day in mind

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    Hi Lee, yeah that would be good. I want to have a look at access and rights etc as I don't know anything about it but would be up for a go at it. Would probably not happen this side of xmas though tbh. Atb Daz.

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    Hi all, I can't find anything about this little river with regards to paddling access so I'm thinking of just getting on it when time permits. Is there likely to be restrictions on a small river. It runs out of parkland in redditch then farmland then through Alcester and then joins with the Alne.

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    Having had a quick look at it on Google Earth, it looks quite interesting. I've also driven over and past bits of it in Alcester, Arrow and glimpsed it from various roads. Are you thinking of getting on at Arrow Valley Lake, and making your way downstream from there? Is there a launch fee at Arrow Valley Lake? There might be problems if the river flows through the grounds of Coughton Court, as there were with another NT property - Charlecote Hall! I reckon it's about 10 miles from AVL to Alcester, so it would be a long day to do it all in one, if the levels are low or there are blockages to get round/through/over.
    Juvanile delinkwit, vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers. Du skal ikke tro at du er bedre end mig!

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    I was thinking so to begin with but i think it is a bit small and knarly up there, so Studley or Alcester may be better options. The section after the Alne meets it I know nothing about but may end up being a nice and obviously larger piece of water to canoe. I just think it should be fun trying. Who knows eh. Atb Daz.

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