Work to restore the Wey & Arun Canal has won the support of a national group who hope to make use of the waterway both during and after completion.
Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) chairman Sally Schupke says "The Trust is delighted that British Canoeing has decided to become a corporate member".
Under the agreement, British Canoeing members will be licensed to use a 3-mile section of the restored canal in Loxwood, West Sussex, and more new areas as restoration progresses.
The canal is ideally suited for canoeists and kayakers who enjoy paddling along quiet waters through beautiful unspoilt countryside.
Any British Canoeing members wishing to make use of the new agreement should contact WACT in advance by emailing the boat licensing officer on email@example.com with membership details. Canoeists should report to the Canal Centre to sign in before taking to the water so that any special safety precautions for the day can be issued by the Canal Centre staff.