Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Boats, River Wear, Durham

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The River Wear rises in the Eastern Pennines and when it reaches the city of Durham it passes through a deep gorge commanded by the 11th Century Castle and the magnificent Durham Cathedral.( 1080-1140) ; this area being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beneath the Elvet Bridge boats can be hired from Brown's Boats .
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In June each year the Durham Regatta is held which attracts rowing crews from around the region. An Uncle from the family once rowed for Durham University here.
There are around 20 boat clubs based on the Wear in Durham.
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