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Sport and social activities in Welney

page created Dec 2003, amended/updated Monday, 19 November 2012
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General recreation

The land use is virtually all intensive arable farming and there are few public footpaths.  However there are public rights of way on both banks of the Old and New Bedford Rivers and the western (or northern) bank of the Delph River, all providing opportunities for walking and fishing. Fishing is strictly controlled and subject to a licence from the Environment Agency and membership of, or day ticket from, the controlling clubs.

In summer the river banks are often grazed by cattle and sheep so walkers and anglers must take care. In particular, dogs must be kept under full control, and dog walkers should also clear up and remove their dog's faeces.

The long distance walk, The Hereward Way, passes through the Parish entirely on roads, the B1100 and the A1101.

Boating is allowed on both Bedford Rivers (subject to licencing) but the high banks restrict views. Boating is not allowed on the Delph.

Occasionally, in severe winter conditions, skating may be possible on parts of the Ouse Washes. There are no licence requirements or charges but please see Giles Landscapes skating pages for advice on safety and suitable locations.
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Sports Activities Social groups For children & teenagers Amenities - public Amenities - commecial
Carpet Bowls
Line Dancing
Bingo - NCA
Table Tennis
Quiz nights
Dog training 01354 610230
Friendship Club (+ 60s) 
WI (Womens Institute)
Friends of WWT Welney
Cygnets - NCA
After School -NCA
Youth Club
Teddy Church - NCA
Sure Start - NCA
Parish Hall
Playing Field
Childrens play equipment
St. Mary's Church
William Marshall Sch
Lamb & Flag Inn
Pisces Country Park
WWT (Wetlands &
    Wildlife Trust)
Ken & Jans's Disco (all
  styles 01354 610050
Delph House (retirement
    home + day-care)
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