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What are the rules for canoe's in Tunnels. Are they allowed or not.

Asked by: Rod Pinder  | 5.14pm, Thursday 1 March


WW says:

It depends on the tunnel! There is a complete list here https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/library/1424.pdf
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Don't forget your boat needs to be licensed or have membership of the BCU to be able to use the waterways. More information on the Canals and River Trust's website.

Mark Langley  | 5.44PM, Thursday 1 March

The majority of tunnels are managed by CRT who do allow canoeists to navigate some of their shorter tunnels and publish a list at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/library/1424.pdf
The tunnels must have good sight lines to avoid the possibility of collision; if longer than 400m long, a single way traffic system must operate.
Passage through tunnels not on the list must be pre-booked, so that it can be closed to other traffic.
It is important to wear a personal flotation device, to have a forward facing bright light such as a head torch and to not travel alone.

Rupert Smedley  | 6.07PM, Thursday 1 March

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