British Canoeing is pleased to announce a new addition to its places to paddle sites.
Broadway’s Meadow in Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire, is well situated to give access to sections of the beautiful River Soar.
The meadow has been leased by British Canoeing and will be managed by volunteers of the East Midlands Regional Development Team. Whether to park and launch, attend one of the popular Barrow Winter Race Series or to camp with family, friends or club, the field is now available for use by members of British Canoeing and affiliated clubs.
There are three circular routes of varying lengths available from Broadway’s Meadow. It provides an ideal location for the second night of a three-day, 32 mile, tour of the River Soar from Narborough, south of Leicester, to Trent Lock on the Nottinghamshire boarder where the Soar flows into the Trent.
Andy Oughton who is member of the East Midlands Regional Development Team said:
This is a great little location, it has been used on and off for many years by paddlers, so it is fantastic that it is now one of the British Canoeing places to paddle sites. The Soar is a really lovey paddle for all abilities.– Andy Oughton, East Midlands RDT
Andy and the Regional Team of volunteers who will be managing Broadway’s Meadow are especially pleased to be working closely with Leicester & District Amalgamated Society of Anglers. The site will be available to their members to park and access the tow path. Through mutual respect, both anglers and paddlers can enjoy all the site has to offer.
Andy went on to add: “We have got a great team of volunteers here in the East Midlands, we are really excited to open up Broadway’s Meadow as a resource for the paddling community. Please do come and use the site and respect the land and its neighbours”.
At present there are no facilities on-site. It is hoped to install a water-point in the near future.
For more information on how to access the site, when it will be available for camping and all the contact information, visit the British Canoeing website here.