Middle Level Navigation

Middle Level Navigation

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Welcome to PaddlePoints Waterways. These pages focus on individual bodies of water across the UK. On this page you'll find a map, launches, routes, licensing information, paddle trail downloads, services, and more about one particular river or canal. For the full PaddlePoints with search bar follow this link.

PaddlePoints can be accessed without creating a free account, but registering will allow you to map your own public and private routes on this waterway. You will also be able to comment on others' points, upload images, and create Personal Information Markers to receive updates about new routes and points.

You can use the buttons above to access map information on other waterways. Simply toggle the waterway to display it. If you do, note that the content surrounding the map area will remain the same. Use the green file icon next to the toggle if you want to open another dedicated river or canal page with relevant licensing information.

Use the icon above to access the legend. All map points, rivers, and canals information will appear in this section here. Click or tap a point on the map to display the information. Actual routes will appear on the map.

River Licensing Information

The Middle Level Commissioners welcome Paddle UK members on their navigation and we are pleased to now be included within Paddle UK Membership.

The Middle Level Commissioners manage 160km of navigable waterways in the historic Fens of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, providing a critical connection between the Environment Agency’s River Nene and River Great Ouse navigations.

From long, straight, embanked, man-made drains that provide a challenge for the endurance paddler to the pretty Well Creek for a more leisurely paddling experience.

Exploring the Middle Level by water enables you to access the historic Fen towns of Whittlesey, Ramsey & March along with the quaint villages of Benwick, Ramsey Forty Foot, Upwell & Outwell.

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