Peterborough Branch

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The Unnavigable Navigation - Old Bedford River

190258?rev=346442In November 2016, members of IWA Peterborough Branch attempted to boat up the Old Bedford River to Welches Dam Lock. The crew got about three miles along the 12 mile long waterway before they had to turn back. Read more


Branch AGM 2017

Tuesday 7th March 2017 at Peterborough and District Indoor Bowls Centre, Burton Street, Peterborough at 7:30pm.

As an addition to the formal business of the AGM include in the evening’s programme will be a talk by Eddie Edwards.  The theme of the talk will be ‘The various and torturous routes of the waters of the Great Ouse from Earith to King’s Lynn’. Eddie Edwards is the originator of the Ouse Washes website which is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the area.

Easter Cruise 2017

The Easter cruise this year will take a slightly different route from the previous couple of years. We hope to cruise some of the lesser frequented navigation channels of the MLC system and make use of the new facilities at Ramsey.

The itinerary we hope to achieve will be as follows:-

Good Friday: - Approximately 1pm meet High Lode lock. Cruise to Holme Fen and turn at the winding hole, moor for the night in this remote, peaceful location.
Saturday: - Depart around 10am. Cruise to Ramsey Basin and tie up for lunch at the new moorings then proceed to Ramsey 40 foot. We will stay here for the night whilst highlighting the need for mooring and service facilities that boaters will start demanding when the new MLC legislation is in place.
Easter Sunday: - Cruise to Horseways Lock to prove to the EA we are determined in our efforts to have Welches Dam Lock and Horseways channel open for through navigation on a regular basis. We can also see the efforts being made by both the MLC and IWA Peterborough Branch to maintain this important and historical navigation. Adjourn here for lunch then forward to the Golden Lion at Stonea for our last night.
Easter Monday: - Depart with heavy heads for our home moorings.

For those of you wishing to eat at the Golden Lion it is advisable to pre book. The phone No. is 01354 680732. All boaters are welcome to join the cruise and if required further details can be obtained from David Venn.

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Contact the Branch

Roger Green

Local Waterways

River Nene

Forty-Foot Drain (Horseways to Welches Dam)
Middle Level Navigations
River Nene
Old Bedford River