Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers? www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53500222

Interesting stuff here about trespass and ownership of waterways

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Georgia Around 95% or rivers in the UK are privately owned:

‘The Crown owns the water you swim in, while the person who owns the property up to the bank is also said to own the bed of the river up to the middle.
"Therefore, if you are paddling - or swimming - over their land, not even touching it - you can still be said to be trespassing, because the law of trespass applies to airspace and waterspace above the land owned’
3 months ago
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